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February 2018 VOL. 52, NO. 1 124 Shannon Road Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 5B1 Ph. (306) 584-7937 • Fax (306) 546-3942 Home Page: http://www.charolaisbanner.com email: charolaisbanner@gmail.com ISSN 0824-1767

Features Obituary – Bill Wagner............................................................37 No Borders ..............................................................................38 Tully & Arlene Hatch Dispersal ..............................................39 Alberta Select Bull Show ........................................................40 Alberta Select Sale ..................................................................40 Aberta Charolais Association AGM ........................................41 Wilgenbusch Volume II ..........................................................42 Steppler A Piece of the Program ............................................43 Gerrard Dispersal ....................................................................44 Sales in Brief ............................................................................45 Banner of Show Sires Report ..................................................46 2017 Female Sale Summary ....................................................49 CCYA Essays..............................................................................53

Departments From the Field............................................................................6 Du Champ ..................................................................................8 Canadian Charolais Association..............................................10 De l’Association de Charolais Canadien ................................12 Charolais Life ..........................................................................14 Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report ..................................16 Herd Health ............................................................................18 Profile – Rowana Rudiger ......................................................24 Canadian Charolais Youth Association News ........................52 Magazine Rates and Deadlines ..............................................62 Calendar of Events ..................................................................63 Index of Advertisers ................................................................66

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POINTS TO PONDER

From the Field Helge By

The fall female sales are behind us and you will see the sale summary and 24 years of sale comparisons at the back of this magazine. It was a very good fall with the third highest average overall and the second highest gross since we started keeping these statistics back in 1914. There was plenty of enthusiasm with some new breeders coming into play this fall. I also think that the spring Charolais bull sales will be very good, if the late fall sales with bull calves offered is any indication. Charolais in Canada are on the move and I am glad that you are a part of it. Over the years, I have seen some newer breeders get hung up on worrying about selling bulls to purebred breeders and not concentrating enough on building a commercial customer base. It is nice to sell bulls, for hopefully more dollars, to the breeders, but the bread and butter of any successful operation will be repeat commercial customers. Guys that came into the breed in the past saying they just wanted to sell to purebred breeders, not commercial producers, are no longer in the business or realized in a hurry that they would starve only selling a few bulls a year to that market. If you are doing a good job selling high quality bulls for good dollars to the commercial industry, the purebred trade will follow. I am not saying don’t have that goal in mind, but don’t let it be your sole focus. This spring I have had several interesting discussions on calf vigour at birth with many breeders. I don’t think we have an issue with it any more at all, but it is always interesting to make people think about things. As purebred breeders, we must think ahead of where the market is and what it will be demanding in the future. As commercial producers get larger and more are calving on grass, calf vigour becomes more important 6

as the faster a calf gets up and gets sucking, the healthier and better chance of survival it has. In the past with smaller commercial operations calving in the winter this wasn’t as important as most of the calves went through the barn and an extra ½ hour or so to get up and get going wasn’t as crucial. As one breeder who has both Charolais and Angus stated, “talking to a Charolais breeder who has never had Angus about calf vigour is about the same as talking to an Angus breeder who has never had Charolais about performance.” The scales are somewhat different in both regards. Growing up in the days of the early importations, I remember one sire we used AI that you needed to help the “big, dumb calf” get up and suck for three days before they would get going. You only used a sire like that once, but it took many years for us and other continental breeds to lose that stigma that the calves out of our bulls needed help. I believe a few things have changed to increase our calf vigour. Shorter gestations, giving us smaller birth weight calves and guys selecting more for calf vigour have all contributed to this situation improving. Back in the early days of the French imports and again in the 80s and early 90s frame chase days, the gestation lengths were over the normal 286 days with many averaging over 300 days. Today how many of you have a bunch of calves before you are supposed to start calving. I would suggest most all of you. The average gestation for Charolais is now probably closer to 283 days or even less in some cases. As I stated earlier, I don’t think we have a problem at all but it is something that we should look at objectively in our own programs. Maybe create your own scoring system of say 10 for a Longhorn type calf who is trying to get up before his back legs are out of the birth canal, to a 1 being having to help a calf for a Charolais Banner • February 2018

couple of days to get up and nurse. See if some of the sires you are using have differences and what are creating those differences. Just food for thought and I would appreciate feedback on this. “Life is a book and there are a thousand pages I have not read yet.” Cassandra Clare. In the theme of learning, plans are well underway for our Breeders School June 22nd to 24th in Weyburn, Saskatchewan. We have some very exciting speakers lined up, and whether you are a new breeder or an established one, our “Think Outside the Fence” theme will hopefully do just that. All Charolais breeders are welcome to attend. There will be motivating speakers and advanced social media training. We will have class time incorporated with some live animal evaluations as well as at Wilgenbusch Charolais and Beck Farms, with herd tour options available. It will also be a great place to meet and spend time with other breeders from across Canada that you maybe haven’t met or haven’t got to know because of the short visits here and there. In all, we know you won’t be disappointed in what you take home from this event. If you still have some time and want some more worldly experiences, the World Charolais Congress is being hosted by Sweden from June 29th to July 7th with a few days post tour going to Norway. The Swedish breeders will be great hosts and you will get to see some beautiful countryside, some great Charolais cattle and meet fellow producers from around the world. Complete information is at charolaisinternational.com. If you have any questions just contact Candace or I and we will help you however we can. And as always, if Craig or I can be of any assistance this spring, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Until next time, Helge


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POINTS À RÉFLÉCHIR

Du Champ Helge By

Les ventes d’automne de femelles sont maintenant derrière nous et les moyennes de ventes ainsi que les comparaisons des 24 dernières années se retrouvent à l’endos de ce magazine.. Ce fut une excellente automne avec la troisième plus haute moyenne obtenue ansi que le deuxième plus haut revenu brut enregistré depuis nos données de 1914. L’atmosphère était rempli d’enthousiasme et. des nouveaux producteurs sont venus tenter le terrain. Je prévois ce même succès se répéter ce printemps aux ventes de taureaux. Charolais Canada est actif et je suis fière d’en faire partie. À travers les années, j’ai noté que certains éleveurs s’inquiète trop sur la vente de leurs taureaux pur-sang directement à d’autres producteurs pursang et oublient de mettre un effort sur la vente aux éleveurs commerciaux. Bien qui est plaisant et surtout plus payant de vendre ceux-ci pour une progéniture uniquement Charolais, vos ventes devraient aussi avoir une base consommateur d’éleveurs commerciaux ou vaches-veaux qui est répétitive. Les producteurs qui avaient seulement comme but de faire leur profit annuel sur seulement quelques ventes élites sont disparus ou ont dû rapidement réaliser qu’ils allaient mourir de faim. Si votre but est d’offrir des taureaux de haute qualité pour un bon prix à l’industrie commerciale, les ventes pur-sang suivront. Il est toujours bon de se fixer des objectifs mais il faut toujours avoir une certaine flexibilité pour y arriver. Le printemps passé, j’ai eu plusieurs discussions avec certains d’entre vous au sujet de la vigorosité d’un veau à la naissance. Je ne crois pas que c’est un problème pour la race mais je trouve ce sujet intéressant. Comme éleveurs pursang,. nous devons toujours penser aux tendances du marché. Pour les éleveurs vaches-veaux, la vigorosité de ce veau est primordiale. Est-ce qu’il s’est levé 8

aussitôt? A-t-il tété tout de suite? Ce sont deux signes qui indiqueront rapidement sa chance de survie, que ce soit dans la paille ou l’herbe.. Autrefois, une petite ferme d’élevage croisé avec des mises bas en plein hiver où le veau avait la chance de rentrer à l’étable et prendre son temps à se lever, on parle de trente minutes environ, n’était pas aussi crucial comparé à aujourd’hui.. Un éleveur de Charolais et Angus ne peut pas faire comprendre à un autre éleveur uniquement Charolais l’importance de la vigueur du veau et un éleveur Angus qui n’a jamais eu de Charolais ne pourra pas comprendre la performance de la race. Vous me suivez? Les deux font leurs poids dans la balance. En grandissant dans l’ère nouvelle d’importation de semences, je me rappelle des cas où certains vêlages avec des veaux de grosse taille nous demandais tout un effort à lever, avec un air un peu balourd, qui avait besoin d’aide pour trois jours avant de finalement prendre le dessus. Il en fallait pas plus pour nous convaincre de ne pas reprendre cette semence l’année suivante.. Il a quand même fallu plusieurs années, pour nous et d’autres races continentales de réaliser notre ignorance envers ces veaux qui avaient besoin d’un excès d’aide à la naissance. Je crois qu’il y a eu certains changements qui ont enchaîné une amélioration de la vigorosité de nos veaux. Une gestation plus courte avec une poids de naissance plus bas et le souci de la vigueur au vêlage a certainement aidé. Au temps des importations Françaises dans les années 80 et 90, la durée de gestation pouvait aller jusqu'à 300 jours au lieu de la moyenne de 286. De nos jours, combien d’entre vous commercer votre période de vêlage quelques jours en avance? Je peux parier que vous êtes plusieurs. Pour la race Charolaise, le temps de gestation est maintenant autour de 283 jours ou moins dans plusieurs cas. Encore une fois, je ne crois pas que la vigorosité des veaux Charolais soit un problème mais il est tout de même bon de bien porter attention à votre Charolais Banner • February 2018

troupeau. Créer un système de point où 10 est l’équivalent du veau Longhorn qui tente de marcher avant que sa mère ait vêler ses pattes arrières et 1 où vous devez aider le veau pendant deux jours à se lever et téter. Notez la différence entre les taureaux et ce qui crée ces différences. Parlez-moi de vos résultats. “La vie est un roman et il y a des milliers de pages à lire’’ -Cassandra Clare.. Sur cette note éducative, je vous rappelle que nous allons avoir l’école des éleveurs du 22 au 24 juin à Weyburn en Saskatchewan. Nous avons d’excellents conférenciers-invités et le thème est “Penser au-delà de la clôture’’. Ces conférences sont autant pour des jeunes producteurs que les plus chevronnés. En tant qu’éleveurs Charolais, je vous invite à venir. Nous aurons des conférenciers motivants et une formation avancé pour utiliser les réseaux sociaux. Certains de nos ateliers seront en partenariats avec des évaluations de bêtes en vrai temps. Les fermes charolais Wilghenbusch et Beck offriront une visite guidée. Ces conférences sont toujours un bon moyen de rencontrer d’autres éleveurs d’une province ou deux plus loin. Quelque soit la raison, je suis certain que vous serez pas déçu et que vous rapporterez ces connaissances à votre ferme. Si vous disposez de plus de temps, je vous invite au Congrès Charolais Mondial qui aura lieu en Suède du 29 juin au 7 juillet 2018 avec une escale en Norvège. Les Suédois sont des hôtes formidables, il y aura des paysages de toute beauté et surtout, du Charolais d’envergure. Venez rencontrer des producteurs des quatre coins du monde. Toutes les informations sont sur le site charolaisinternational.com. N’hésitez pas à joindre ma femme Candace ou moi-même si vous avez des questions. Comme toujours, Craig et moi sommes disponibles pour vos questions ou commentaires, nous sommes à un coup de fil! À la prochaine, Helge


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FROM THE CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION

Change & Opportunity CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION 2320, 41st Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W8 403.250.9242 F 403.291.9324 www.charolais.com @canCharolais www.facebook.com/cdncharolais

PROVINCIAL REPRESENTATIVES: ALBERTA President: Stephen Cholak, Lamont Secretary: Jocelyn O’Neill, Innisfail SASKATCHEWAN President: Kelly Howe, Moose Jaw Secretary: Dave Blechinger, Rosetown MANITOBA President: Hans Myrhe, Dauphin Secretary: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie ONTARIO President: Ryan Nesbitt, Nestleton Secretary: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest QUEBEC President: Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau Secretary: Chantal Raymond, Sainte-Eulalie MARITIMES President: Ricky Milton, Cornwall, PE Secretary: Jennifer MacDonald, St. Mary’s, Kent Co., NB STAFF: General Manager: MEL REEKIE Registry Manager: LOIS CHIVILO Registry: SALLY STORCH French Membership: Bernard Dore 514-910-4935 • bernarddore@videotron.ca EXECUTIVE: PRESIDENT: DARWIN ROSSO 78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 306.693.2384 rosso.c@sasktel.net 1st VICE-PRESIDENT: ALLAN MARSHALL 35266 Rg Rd 33, Red Deer County, AB T4G 0N3 403.277.2594 C403.588.5282 allan@futurefarms.ca 2nd VICE-PRES: MIKE ELDER Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net PAST PRESIDENT: BRIAN COUGHLIN RR3 1012 Snake River Line, Cobden, ON K0J 1K0 613.646.9741 C613.312.0270 bh.cornerview@gmail.com DIRECTORS: BRENT SAUNDERS RR 3, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0 519.986.4165 C519-372-6196 F519.986.4273 saunders@bmts.com MATHIEU PALERME 814 Pink Rd., Gatineau, QC J9J 3N3 819.682.2723 C819.213.3143 matpalerme@yahoo.ca SHAWN AIREY Box 639, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 204.328.7704 C 204.724.8823 htacharolais@hotmail.com JIM OLSON Box 882, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3C3 204.252.3115 C204.856.6357 lejcharolais@gmail.com KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca LORNE LAKUSTA Box 37, Andrew, AB T0B 0C0 780.365.2079 C780.719.0264 spruceviewcharolais@gmail.com

Mel Reekie, General Manager

Every new year brings about change and opportunity. There are numerous breed choices and as an Association we thank you for your commitment to Charolais. The Charolais breed is an enthusiastic circle right now with producers riding the high tide. Interest and sales are strong with no signs of slowing in 2018. I don’t need to preach to the choir but Charolais bulls are the natural choice to make money. The Australian Charolais Society’s slogan, “Cross into Profit” couldn’t be truer. Opportunity in and with our breed is abundant. There’s a big change within the CCA Office this year; Judy Cummer, a dedicated, long-time employee is retiring after over thirty-three years with the Association. At the time of hiring, Judy had stepped away from the workforce to raise her two girls but was asked by her cousin Nancy, a CCA employee, to apply as the Charolais Receptionist. When asked why she wanted the job, Judy simply stated that she needed the money. She was a hit from the start and hired on the spot by Joyce Stewart and then acting General Manager, Les Ledene. Judy was reserved, shy and rather unsure about her position as Receptionist in such a busy office environment in the beginning. Thirty-five hundred Charolais Members had an office staff of twelve, with six people dedicated to Registry. Judy grew into her position as Receptionist and came to love talking with and assisting our members. Before moving on from Receptionist Judy focused on data entry and registration certificates for Lacombe Swine, the Gelbvieh and Maine Anjou Associations and eventually the Pinto Association. After leaving Reception, Judy handled all new member packages, Charolais registration mailings, and concentrated on all blood-typing orders and results. The technology changed, and Judy oversaw the large tasks involved with the evolution from blood-typing to microsatellite (STR) DNA sampling. Judy’s hard-work and diligence lead

her into the role of Manager of the Registry department alongside her cousin Nancy before Nancy left the CCA for another breed association. Judy has been through many changes since she started in September 1984; the change from typewriters to computers, and the switch from blood-typing to STR DNA and more recently SNP technologies. The change from the old mainframe computer and printers have changed, everything has become more efficient. Membership numbers and enrolled cows declined over the years but Charolais are seeing increases again. Online registry is now available to members, an efficiency not dreamt of at the time Judy started. Judy recalls, “Some members would send their data in on floppy discs and we would download off the disc, that was as automated as we were back then. I remember one member wanted to fax me his floppy disc, I explained that I didn’t think that would work and to please mail it.”. “I have stayed as long as I have because I loved my job and everyone I worked with,” says Judy. “I couldn’t see working anywhere else. We had a lot of fun over the years and the office was like a second family”. Entering retirement, Judy is looking forward to some travel and plans to continue to enjoy watching and supporting their grandchildren at soccer games. It’s bittersweet that I write about Judy’s retirement. Judy has been witness to many changes and cycles of not only our breed but also, the industry. She’s been a wealth of knowledge and support to all those around her; Judy’s care and compassion for anything Charolais is unmatched. We can always turn to Judy for information and advice and her calm and quiet demeanour has always been a comfort in the CCA office environment. Though change is inevitable, sometimes it’s easier to accept than others. Although we wish Judy nothing but health and happiness in retirement, we are certainly going to miss her. With Judy’s departure, it is with great continued on page 16

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DE LA CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE

Changement et opportunité

CANADIAN CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION 2320, 41st Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 6W8 403.250.9242 F 403.291.9324 www.charolais.com @canCharolais

Mel Reekie, directeur général

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PROVINCIAUX REPRÉSENTANTS: ALBERTA Président: Stephen Cholak, Lamont Secrétaire: Jocelyn O’Neill, Innisfail SASKATCHEWAN Président: Kelly Howe, Moose Jaw Secrétaire: Dave Blechinger, Rosetown MANITOBA Président: Hans Myrhe, Dauphin Secrétaire: Rae Trimble, Portage la Prairie ONTARIO Président: Ryan Nesbitt, Nestleton Secrétaire: Doris Aitken, Mount Forest QUEBEC Président: Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau Secrétaire: Chantal Raymond, Sainte-Eulalie MARITIMES Président: Ricky Milton, Cornwall, PE Secrétaire: Jennifer MacDonald, St. Mary’s, Kent Co., NB PERSONNEL: Directeur général: MEL REEKIE Registry Manager: LOIS CHIVILO Registry: SALLY STORCH Composition française: BERNARD DORE bernarddore@videotron.ca EXÉCUTIF: PRÉSIDENT: DARWIN ROSSO 78 325 4th Ave SW, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 5V2 • 306.693.2384 rosso.c@sasktel.net 1er VICE- PRÉSIDENT: ALLAN MARSHALL 35266 Rg Rd 33, Red Deer County, AB T4G 0N3 • 403.277.2594 C403.588.5282 allan@futurefarms.ca 2e VICE- PRÉSIDENT: MIKE ELDER Box 216, Coronach, SK S0H 0Z0 306.267.5655 C306.267.7730 mjelder@sasktel.net ANCIEN PRÉSIDENT: BRIAN COUGHLIN RR3 1012 Snake River Line, Cobden, ON K0J 1K0 • 613.646.9741 C613.312.0270 bh.cornerview@gmail.com ADMINISTRATION: BRENT SAUNDERS RR 3, Markdale, ON N0C 1H0 519.986.4165 C519-372-6196 F519.986.4273 saunders@bmts.com MATHIEU PALERME 814 Pink Rd., Gatineau, QC J9J 3N3 819.682.2723 C819.213.3143 matpalerme@yahoo.ca SHAWN AIREY Box 639, Rivers, MB R0K 1X0 204.328.7704 C 204.724.8823 htacharolais@hotmail.com JIM OLSON Box 882, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 3C3 204.252.3115 C204.856.6357 lejcharolais@gmail.com KASEY PHILLIPS Box 420, Waskatenau, AB T0A 3P0 780.358.2360 C780.656.6400 kphillips@mcsnet.ca LORNE LAKUSTA Box 37, Andrew, AB T0B 0C0 780.365.2079 C780.719.0264 spruceviewcharolais@gmail.com

Chaque nouvelle année apporte des changements et des possibilités. Il existe plusieurs choix au niveau des races et en tant qu'association, nous vous remercions de votre engagement envers la race Charolais. La race Charolais profite d’une grande popularité présentement et elle estentourée de producteurs qui maintiennent cette place de choix. L’intérêt pour la génétique qui est mise en vente, est à son apogée sans aucun signe de ralentissement en 2018. Je n'ai pas besoin de prêcher à la chorale, mais les taureaux Charolais sont le choix naturel pour le profit. Le slogan de la société australienne Charolais, "Croisez envers le profit" ne peut être plus vrai. Les opportunités autour du Charolais sont abondantes. Il y a un grand changement au sein du bureau de l’Association canadienne Charolais cette année; Judy Cummer, une employée dévouée et de longue date prend sa retraite après plus de 33 ans avec l'Association. Au moment de son embauchement, Judy n’était pas sur le marché du travailcar elle restait à la maison pour élever ses deux filles. C’est sa cousine Nancy, une employée de l’ACC qui lui a demandé de postuler comme réceptionniste. Lorsqu'on lui a demandé pourquoi elle voulait le poste, Judy a tout simplement déclaré qu'elle avait besoin d’argent. Elle fut un succès dès le départ et elle a embauché sur place par Joyce Stewart, ainsi que directeur général par intérim, Les Ledene. Judy était réservée, timide et plutôt incertaine au sujet de sa position de réceptionniste dans un tel environnement de bureau occupé au commencement. À ce moment, il y avait 3500 membres Charolais et on comptait douze personnes sur l’équipe du personnel de bureau, dont six étaient consacrées au registre. Judy a fait son chemin dans sa position de réceptionniste et elle a développé une passion pour converser et aider nos membres. Avant de changer de poste, Judy a travaillé sur la saisie de données et les certificats d'enregistrement pour le porc de Lacombe, les associations

Gelbvieh et Maine Anjou et finalement l'Association Pinto. Après avoir quitté la réception, Judy était en charge de tous les paquets pour lesnouveaux membres, les envois d'enregistrements, et elle a été dédiéeà la coordination des demandes et des résultats de typage sanguin. La technologie a changé, et Judy a supervisé les grandes tâches impliquées dans l'évolution du typage du sang au microsatellite (STR) d'échantillonnage de l'ADN. Son travail acharné et sa diligence l’ontmenéau rôle de gestionnaire du département d'enregistrement aux côtés de sa cousine Nancy, avant que celle-ci quitte l’ACC pour une autre association de race. Judy a vécu beaucoup de changements depuis son arrivée en septembre 1984; le passage de machines à écrire aux ordinateurs, et le passage de typage sanguin à l'ADN et plus récemment les technologies SNP. L'ancien ordinateur central et les imprimantes ont changé aussi, tout en devenant plus efficace. Le nombre d'adhérents et les vaches à l’enrôlement ont diminué au fil des ans, mais nous sommes à la remonte. Le registre libre-service en ligne est maintenant disponible pour les membres, une efficacité dont on n’osait même pas rêver au moment où Judy a commencé. Judy se souvient, «certains membres envoyaient leurs données sur des disquettes – leur téléchargement était l’automatisation la plus sophistiquée à l'époque. Je me souviens d'un membre qui voulait me faxer son disque souple, je lui ai expliqué que je ne pensais pas que cela fonctionnerait et de le faire parvenir par la poste…" «Je suis restée longtemps parce que j'aimais mon travail et tous ceux avec qui j'ai travaillé.» dit Judy, «je ne me voyais pas travailler ailleurs. Nous avons eu beaucoup de plaisir au fil des ans et le bureau était comme une deuxième famille ". En entrant à la retraite, Judy se réjouit à l’idée de voyager et elle prévoit de continuer à profiter de leurs petits-enfants suite à la page 20

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NEWS

Charolais Life This column will be dedicated to keeping Charolais members in touch with the people of the business. It will contain births, weddings, convocations and momentous anniversaries and events of note, but not high school graduations. If you have news and/or photos you’d like to submit, please email charolaisbanner@gmail.com for print in upcoming issues.

It’s a Girl

Jamie and Amy Ehret, Flat Valley Cattle Co., Hilda, AB, are excited to announce the arrival of Luella Lynn on December 21, 2017. She weighed 7 lb., 15 oz., measuring 20 inches long. It’s a Boy

Luke Dennis Norheim was born November 21, 2017, during Agribition. He’s a happy baby and his sister Cody loves him as much as his parents Lee and Chelsea, Norheim Ranching, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Lee is a CCYA Alumni. Deobald Awarded Saskatchewan Livestock Association Scroll of Honour In recognition of their contribution to the community and the livestock industry, this Honour Scroll was presented to Garner and Lori Deobald at the 2018 Saskatchewan Beef Industry Conference in Saskatoon. Garner was born July 10, 1957 and was raised on the Deobald family farm at Kelstern, SK. He attended school in Kelstern and Hodgeville, graduating in 1975. He spent a few summers custom combining and attended the University of Saskatchewan, playing one season of football with the Huskies. He returned 14

to farming with his parents. Lori Dayne was born October 20, 1956 and grew up in Hodgeville. In 1973 the Dayne family dreams came true and they moved to a farm south of Hodgeville. Lori attended school in Hodgeville, graduated in 1974 and attended Kelsey Institute in Saskatoon, graduating as a Registered Vet Technician in 1976. Garner and Lori were married June 30, 1979. They have three children: Rhett (Brandee), Bre Horsman (Todd) and Kylie Deobald (Brian Hawkins) and five grandchildren. Garner and Lori have spent their entire married life on Garner’s grandfathers farm. They purchased Lori’s parents Charolais herd with the herd letters LEO. Garner coached most of Rhett’s minor hockey career as well as playing senior hockey and later coaching the Hodgeville Huskies. Both Garner and Lori coached ringette, with Lori managing both daughter’s ringette teams during their 10 provincial gold medals as well as two Saskatchewan Winter Games gold medals. Lori was a Light Horse 4-H project leader for 15 years and today Lori and their daughter Kylie raise, show and sell Quarter horses. Lori, along with Kylie and Brian, who live on a farm nearby, manage the bulk of the day to

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day work at Cedarlea Farms. Lori also works one day a week at the Hodgeville Vet clinic. Garner was an R.M councilor for six years and served on the local school, hospital and rink boards. He spent six years on the Saskatchewan Charolais Association (SCA) board of directors, the last two as president. Garner served on the Canadian Charolais Association (CCA) board of directors for nine years with the last two there as president as well. From 2004 to 2007 he worked as the CCA Fieldman covering the whole of Canada. After that Garner began a new venture, Hawkeye Land & Livestock Ltd. and in 2007 began working for Boehringer Ingelheim and is currently the Bovine Territory Manager for southern Saskatchewan. During the last 10 years Garner arranged two shipments of Charolais heifers to Kazakhstan, with 300 plus heifers in each load. He was Canada’s breed representative on Charolais International from 1999 2007, serving as president the last two years. Garner has been on the Canadian Beef Breeds Council board of directors since 2013 and is currently serving his second year as Chairman. He also has been the SCA representative on the Saskatchewan continued on page 45


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INDUSTRY NEWS

Canadian Beef Breeds Council Report Michael Latimer, CBBC Executive Director

It is a busy time of year for Canadian farms and ranches with calving season well underway, as well as bull sale preparation and planning for the year ahead. Indications are that the bull market will be strong again this year with a stable national cow herd. The Charolais breed is well positioned to take advantage of this market with strong demand for silver calves from feedlots and packing plants. On behalf of CBBC, I wish you success in the year ahead! The new Canadian Agriculture Partnership (CAP) was recently announced by Agriculture Agri-Food Canada. It will come into effect on April 1, 2018 replacing the Growing Forward 2 program. It will have a significant impact on all aspects of Canadian agriculture including farming operations. A comprehensive set of programs within the Business Risk Management portfolio of CAP will be available for producers. As the program details are released over the next few months, I encourage each farm operation to look into programs available and take advantage of them. For a variety of reasons, producers

often overlook valuable government programs that may benefit their operation. Many of these programs are designed to help level out the amount of risk farms are exposed to or will help offset expenses associated with improving your farm. The information will be available on the Agriculture Canada website as it becomes available. The CBBC has undergone a strategic business planning process which has set the direction for the organization for the next three years. Two of the key priorities for CBBC are to source government funding for the international market development initiatives of the seedstock industry and for the Canadian Beef Improvement Network (CBIN). International market development has been the primary mandate of CBBC since its incorporation in 1994. This is where breed associations, livestock exporters, and livestock exhibitions access funding to offset costs associated with attending international events and welcome incoming international delegations. These activities are designed to promote Canadian genetics and our production systems to international government agencies, industry organizations and breeders with the goal of generating sales of Canadian beef genetics. The CBIN will reshape genetic improvement programs within the Canadian beef industry. It is a collaborative effort of breed associations, academic institutions and other sectors of the beef industry. This network will utilize data from multiple sources and will position Canada as a world leader in genetic improvement with a goal of developing better cattle that are functional and produce high quality beef which will place Canada in a position to access high value markets around the world.

CCA, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 pleasure that the Canadian Charolais Association family welcomes Sally Storch to the team. Sally joins the CCA staff in a full-time capacity and comes to us with agricultural experience; she’s been involved with ranching for several years with particular interests in dressage and ranch roping as well as cattle AI and management protocols. Sally is dedicated to the people and animals of our industry and considers this new endeavour a privilege to be a part of. As we thank Judy Cummer for her time and wish her well in retirement, please join us in welcoming Sally Storch to the CCA office.

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HERD HEALTH

Resuscitating Calves Roy Lewis DVM

Both at the dairy and beef level, there have been many ways discussed and shared with and between producers regarding the best way to stimulate a weak calf that perhaps doesn’t want to breathe. With calving season just around the corner I will share some of my experiences as to what works and what doesn’t and highlight procedures that are worth doing and others that are a waste of time. None require a lot of expense and saving one extra calf these days converts into dollars down the line plus it is doing the right thing. The rewards can feel very good. There are very many reasons calves come out slow and weak and recognizing when these conditions might occur could give you a heads up. Every time you must give assistance for either fetal oversize and a harder pull or where a malpresentation occurs one must be aware that time is running out and a weaker barely alive calf is a definite possibility. Other instances include where the cow has been sick and loosing weight or there has been some abnormality during pregnancy. Remember a cow loosing body condition in late pregnancy could be carrying twins, so after any assisted calving it is good to carefully examine the uterus for either tears or another calf. If you find another calf assist in its delivery immediately. There are several forms of resuscitation or trying to make it easier to establish breathing with the calf. Often especially if you see there is a strong heartbeat you must establish breathing and get oxygenation to the blood. One thing we know for sure is the old established hanging calves to get fluid out does no good and in fact does harm as all the organs push down by gravity on the chest and actually make it much more difficult to breathe. The fluid

that does come out is generally draining out from the stomaches (rumen). You are much better to get the calf in a sitting up, frog legged position or both back legs pulled ahead so both lungs can get air equally much as would happen in a standing calf. Extend the neck forward to open up the airways and then go to work with what I will now describe. Any large amounts of mucous around the mouth you want to wipe away. There are some good calf resuscitators out there that can simply bathe the area in extra oxygen that helps if breathing is not strong. Some of these will even provide suction as well. Mouth to mouth resuscitation pretty much does nothing as the air simply goes down the esophagus and inflates the stomache so doesn’t get into the lungs where it needs to go. You are best if breathing is slow, with a stronger heartbeat, to stimulate breathing by either sticking a straw up the nostril, pouring cold water in the ear or putting cold snow in the ear to essentially irritate the calf and get him going. Try the straw next time on a normal calving and see the quick response you get. If there is no response the calf is in trouble and the only thing I have found that has worked is a respiratory stimulant. This used to be doxopram, so your veterinarian can look for respiratory stimulants and hopefully find one, but needs to script it to you, as it may only be approved for other species. In order to be helpful, you must have it close by in your calving kit and readily accessible. Time is of the essence for sure, as a few seconds at this critical point may make the difference. Having a way to bathe the calf in oxygen may also be helpful and there are several masks and forced ventilation devices that may be worth looking into. Currently researchers at the vet school in Calgary are pursuing ways to positively ventilate calves

similar to what they do in humans. Blowing in the nostrils simply pushes air into the stomachs so doesn’t accomplish anything. The need to stimulate calves should be the exception in today’s commercial or purebred cow calf operations. Calving problems have been greatly reduced so unless it is a hard calving or there has been a delay in getting the calf out, such as occurs with a full breech birth for instance, resuscitation shouldn’t be a routine occurrence. With hard calvings it sometimes pays to stop pulling and let the calf get a few breaths when the rib cage is out before you pull the tight hips through. The calf may bellor as they are alive then and feel the pain so be aware of this response. If you are getting too many weak calves one must look at several factors in the herd management. Is intervention too slow especially in the case of heifers? Once the calving process has started and regardless of if the waterbag has been broken, time is a ticking. An old misconception with producers is they have lots of time if the waterbag has not been broken and that simply isn’t true. Intervention in one to one and a half hours if no progress has been made is a good rule. With breech births (backwards with both back legs ahead) and torsions we know often that time is running out so being ready to stimulate the calf is imperative. Once the tail head of the calf comes through the pelvis in a backwards calving the navel is essentially broken and the calf tries to start breathing. This is where a faster pull from that point forward will save calves. That is why you should always assist a backwards calf where possible. Weak calves may be the result of nutrition and vitamin and mineral deficiencies or imbalances so we must always make sure body condition score is good on the cows and heifers and they are on a good mineral/vitamin program. continued on page 20

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HERD HEALTH, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18 These deficiencies happen as the calf is developing, so if a deficiency is diagnosed, it is not a quick fix to get the deficiency reversed. As examples selenium deficiencies can lead to the weak calf syndrome and Iodine deficiencies lead to a goiter and weak or dead calves born. If a calf is stillborn or weak and dies soon after birth a lot can be gained by a postmortem and potentially tissues sent away to help with the diagnosis. This could shed light on potential problems and allow some time to correct them. I have also seen the need to resuscitate when the water bag fails to break and the calf can drown in

essentially a cup of fetal fluids. This can happen in too quick a birth and the water bag has essentially not had enough force on it to break. Watch for these cases as well. If placenta is starting to come first, again time is running out and you may already be to late but if any sign of life get the calf out as quickly as possible. One last word of advice on delivering a calf and preempting the need to resuscitation. Check the viability of the calf by putting fingers in their mouth to see how good the swallowing or gag reflex is. If this is very weak you can be sure the calf will be sluggish when delivered. Also

if the calf is overly active and thrashing around, this could be a sign time is running out and they are getting oxygen deprived. There is a need to get them out as soon as possible and use your resuscitation skills. In summary be ready with the resuscitation techniques mentioned and be ever vigilant of the cases that predispose newborn calves to need reviving. You and your veterinarian when called can hopefully save more valuable newborn calves this spring. Hopefully the 2018 calving season treats you well.

DE LA CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE, SUITE DE LA PAGE 12 et de les admirer aux parties de soccer. C'est avec un petit pincement au cœur que j'écris l’histoire de Judy en l’honneur de sa retraite. Judy a été un témoin de nombreux changements et des cycles de non seulement notre race, mais aussi, de l'industrie. Elle a été une richesse de connaissances et de soutien à tous ceux qui l'entourent; Les soins de Judy et la compassion pour tout ce qui concerne le Charolais est inégalée. Nous pouvons toujours nous adresser à Judy pour obtenir des renseignements et des conseils, et son attitude calme et silencieuse a toujours été un réconfort dans 20

l'environnement du bureau de l’ACC. Bien que le changement soit inévitable, certains sont parfois plus facile à accepter que d’autres. Nous souhaitons que de la santé et du bonheur à Judy tout au long de sa retraite. Elle nous manquera grandement. C'est avec grand plaisir que la famille de l’Association canadienne Charolais accueille Sally Storch à l'équipe. Sally se joint au personnel de l’ACC à plein temps et elle remplace Judy, qui a quitté son poste. Elle provient du secteur agricole, plus particulièrement en élevage Charolais Banner • February 2018

commercial vache-veau ou elle en charge de l’insémination artificielle et de la gestion des données. Elle partage ses intérêts entre les bovins et les chevaux de dressage et de travail avec le bétail. Sally est dédiée aux personnes et aux animaux de notre industrie et considère ce nouveau poste comme un privilège. Nous remercions Judy Cummer pour son dévouement pendant plusieurs années et nous lui souhaitons une bonne retraite. Veuillez-vous joindre à nous pour accueillir Sally Storch au bureau de l’ACC.


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OWNER: HORSESHOE E CHARO LAIS, JOHNSON CHARO LAIS & SEMEX ALLIANCE

• Homo Polled • A fresh outcross pedigree for Charolais breeders to use with confidence in their heifer pen • Calving ease bull with tremendous overall balance and eye appeal

DOWNTOWN 0200CH50710 JWX DOWNTOWN 7C JWX SILVER BULLET 524W

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OWNER: HUNTER CHAROLAIS, FOOTPRINT CHAROLAIS, SERHIENKO CATTLE CO. & SEMEX ALLIANCE

• One of the most sought after bulls in Canada in the spring of 2016 when he topped the Wilgenbusch Charolais bull sale at $83,000

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• One of the most powerful red sires to come along in some time • Bulletproof brings the proven & predictable Kingston bloodline to the red industry

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OBITUARY

Bill Wagner 1940 – 2018

Surrounded by family, William “Bill” Howard Wagner passed away peacefully at the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, SK on January 16. Bill was born in Rosetown, SK on August 20, 1940. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Olga (née Rabuka); son Gregg; daughter Jamie (Keith) Tyson, five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Bill is also survived by his sister Carol Cox; brother Ron “Joe” (Judy); brother-inlaw Larry (Elaine) Rabuka; nieces and nephews. Bill was raised on his parent’s family farm southwest of Harris. He enjoyed playing sports and was a very good hockey (Rosetown Red Wings) and fastball player in his youth. In 1961, Bill and Olga were married.

They lived in and operated the Wagner Hardware Store in Harris up until the winter of 1966 at which time they purchased and moved to their farm eight miles west of Harris. Bill and his brother Joe were partners in a mixed farming operation consisting of land and commercial cattle. In the early 1970s, they switched to purebred cattle and farmed/operated Wagner Bros. Charolais and were members of the West Central Charolais Club for many years. Bill also drove a school bus for many years. Bill donated a great deal of time to volunteer work. He was a charter member (and past president) of the Harris Lions Club (50 years) and served on the board of the Canadian Charolais Association. He was a Harris-Tessier Telephone Board Member, served on the Harris Town Council and was a Harris United Charolais Banner • February 2018

Church member where he enjoyed singing in the church choir. Bill loved music, he sang at countless weddings, funerals and dances over the better part of 60 years. His home and automobiles were filled with music and it was definitely a love he passed down to his children and grandchildren. Bill also loved the outdoors, especially camping in the summertime where he enjoyed fishing, water-skiing and telling stories around the campfire. Bill continued playing the sports he loved as he got older, only now it was oldtimer hockey and slow-pitch baseball. When he was unable to participate any longer, he enjoyed watching sports on TV, especially curling and NFL football in recent years, in which he became a big Patriots/Tom Brady fan. 37


FOUR PROVINCES & USA

No Borders Sale

The 12 consignors to this year’s sale brought out a strong set of cattle with everything from Full French to Red Factor creating interest from far and near. Some of these cattle were right out of the show strings showing they are putting their best out there. Cattle sold from Alberta to Ontario and to Texas. This group has some fun and works together to bring a great atmosphere to the event. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 23, C2 MICHELLE 80C (Double Polled, -2.3 BW EPD, 26 Milk EPD), sired by Elder’s Armageddon 148A, out of a JWX Silver Bullet 524W daughter, bred to JMB Fisher 604D. Sold for $10,250 to Clipper Cattle Co., Fillmore, SK. Consigned by C2 Charolais, LaRiviere. Lot 23A, C2 MICHELLE 18E (3rd Gen. Polled, -3.9 BW EPD, 25 Milk EPD, 925 lb), sired by C2 Carlos 33C. Sold for $4,500 to Clipper Cattle Co.

Lot 11, HAPPY HAVEN CALYPSO 91C (3rd Gen. Polled, Red Factor, -2.3 BW EPD, 1,640 lb), sired by Beaver Creek Redrock 211A, out of a Rolling D Vintage 922W daughter, bred to Winn Mans Terantino 9131Y. Sold for $6,000 to Springside Farms, Airdrie, AB. Consigned by Happy Haven Charolais, Oakburn. Lot 11A, HAPPY HAVEN ELYPSYS 12E (3rd Gen. Polled, -4.4 BW EPD, National Senior Heifer Calf Champion, 990 lb), sired by MVY Xplorer 21X. Sold for $6,250 to Fourth Lane Farms, Consecon, ON. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 25, MCTAVISH FAYETTE 92D (3rd Gen. Polled, 53 WW EPD, 95 YW EPD, 1,610 lb), sired by Winn Mans Cuervo 4A, out of a Carnot SC daughter, bred to SOS Hooey Pld 127D. Sold for $6,000 to LEJ Charolais, Portage la Prairie. Consigned by McTavish Charolais, Moosomin, SK. Lot 19, DRD HIGHWATER 660D (3rd Gen. Polled, 95 YW EPD, 1,735 lb), sired by High Bluff Battle River 69B, out of a Belmont’s Cognac 65P daughter, bred to LT Ledger 0332P. Sold for $6,000 to Steppler Farms, Miami. Consigned by DRD Charolais, Sintaluta, SK. Lot 43, HIGH BLUFF RED RUDY136D (Double Polled, Red

Factor, 55 WW EPD, 98 YW EPD, 1,605 lb), sired by HBSF Red River 61Z, out of a Harvie Red Vinaza 48Y daughter, bred to KKK Bronco 2204P. Sold for $5,800 to Mutrie Farms, Glenavon, SK. Consigned by High Bluff Stock Farm, Inglis. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 38, SCF ELITE 414E (Full French, 80 YW EPD, 935 lb), sired by Rollin Acres Zip 12B, out of an Excalibur Econome daughter. Sold for $7,600 to Rollin’ Acres Charolais, Shelburne, ON. Consigned by Stephen Charolais, Moosomin, SK. Lot 37, SCF ELEKTRA 379E (Full French, 90 lb BW, 79 YW EPD, 870 lb), sired by SCF Admiral 206A, out of a Pinay daughter. Sold for $6,400 to Ion Martin, Flesherton, ON. Consigned by Stephen Charolais. Lot 42, PFC ERICA 709E (4th Gen. Polled, 91 CE EPD, 970 lb), sired by Elder’s Candid 75C, out of a JWX Silver Buckle 524U daughter. Sold for $5,600 to Hunter Charolais, Roblin. Consigned by Phillips Farms Tom Grieve Charolais, purchased the high Estevan, SK. selling cow/calf pair

Jim Olson consigned and purchased three including a high selling bred heifer

Richard Sydorko consigned and bought a high selling bred heifer

Scott & Sarah Colton added the National Senior Heifer Calf Champion to their Fourth Lane herd

No Borders Select Sale December 5, 2017 • Virden, MB 2 Cow/Calf pairs 27 Bred Heifers 13 Heifer Calves 42 Lots

Gross Average $27,000 $13,500 107,550 3,983 60,400 4,646 $194,950

$4,642

Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Manager: By Livestock

Andre Steppler selected a high selling bred heifer

Chester Tupling took the high selling heifer calf to Ontario

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53 SOLD ONLINE

Tully & Arlene Hatch Dispersal Tully & Arlene Hatch Dispersal December 9, 2017 • Brandon, MB 61 Cow/Calf Pairs 24 Bred Cows 36 Bred Heifers 6 Heifer Calves 1 Bull Calf 3 Mature Bulls

Gross Average $501,750 $8,225 105,750 4,406 167,250 4,646 15,750 2,625 8,250 8,250 21,750 7,250

131 Lots

$820,500

$6,263

Auctioneer: Ryan Dorran Sale Manager: By Livestock Tully & Arlene Hatch’s part of Pleasant Dawn Farms was a very strong and steady dispersal with cattle selling to seven provinces and one state. Many volume buyers including some new breeders waded in to this reputation cowherd. DLMS was very active sending 53 head over the internet to buyers across the country. 31 bull calves averaged $5,169 and 37 heifer calves averaged $2,608 with 23 head going to eastern Canada. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 45, PLEASANT DAWN LANNA 4B (3rd Gen. Polled, -2.5 BW EPD, 91 YW EPD), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of an SVY Kaboom Pld 7113T daughter, bred to CTP Mr Arrow 156A. Sold for $9,000 to Turnbull Charolais, Pincher Creek, AB. Lot 45A, PLEASANT DAWN ARROW 14E (3rd Gen. Polled, 92 lb BW, -1.6 BW EPD, 1,172 lb), sired by CTP Mr Arrow 156A. Sold for $9,250 to Peter Heins & Sons Ltd, Diamond City, AB. Lot 90, PLEASANT DAWN MARSHA 16X (3rd Gen. Polled, 94 YW EPD), sired by Pleasantdawn Marshall 70P, out of an LT Rio Blanco 1234 P daughter, bred to Pleasant Dawn Maxwell 38Z. Sold for $5,250 to Loon River Ranch, Lloydminster,SK. Lot 90A, PLEASANT DAWN CHUCK 26E (4th Gen. Polled, 105 lb BW, 53 WW EPD, 106 YW EPD, 1,284 lb), sired by Pleasantdawn Classic 707C. Sold for $11,000 to Wheatheart Charolais, Rosetown, SK. Lot 35, PLEASANT DAWN MARSHIA 47X (3rd Gen. Polled, 26 Milk EPD), sired by Pleasantdawn

Marshal 70P, out of an SKE Gangster 16G daughter, bred to Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A. Sold for $6,000 to Wheatheart Charolais. Lot 35A, PLEASANT DAWN CHISUM 47E (3rd Gen. Polled, 108 lb BW, 914 lb 205 DW, 1,355 lb), sired by Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A. Sold for $7,000 to Sunshine Oak Charolais, Holland. Lot 95, PLESANT DAWN JOUNEY 57Y (4th Gen. Polled, -.5 BW EPD, 30 Milk EPD), sired by Pleasantdawn Razor 14W, out of a WCR Sir Impressive 8198P daughter, bred to PCC Rome 437B. Sold for $5,000 to Du Plessis Ranch, Toutes Aides. Lot 95A, PLEASANT DAWN OAK 57E (3rd Gen. Polled, 105 lb BW, 874 lb 205 DW, 1,388 lb), sired by Vikse Over Time 104A. Sold for $7,000 to Du Plessis Ranch. Lot 25, PLEASANTDAWN RED 54W (3rd Gen. Polled, Red Factor, -.9 BW EPD), sired by Pleasant Dawn Aragorn 2P, out of a Pleasant Dawn Everet 23L daughter, bred to Pleasant Dawn Maxwell 38Z. Sold for $4,500 to Ossim Livestock, Olds, AB. Lot 25A, PLEASANT DAWN BULLET 354E (3rd Gen. Polled, Red Factor, 102 lb BW, 1,124 lb), sired by HRJ Bulletproof 411B. Sold for $7,000 to Bernald & Alice Link, Maple Creek, SK. Lot 82, PLEASANT DAWN LANA 98B (3rd Gen. Polled, -1.9 BW EPD, 93 YW EPD), sired by LT Ledger 0332 P, out of a Pleasant Dawn Max 70S daughter, bred to Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A. Sold for $7,500 to Turnbull Charolais. Lot 82A, PLEASANT DAWN CHIC 198A (3rd Gen. Polled, -1.2 BW EPD, 55 WW EPD, 105 YW EPD), sired by Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A. Sold for $4,000 to Terry Creek Charolais, Baltimore, ON. High Selling Bred Cow Lot 1, PLEASANT DAWN MAGGIE 316X (3rd Gen. Polled, 58 WW EPD, 116 YW EPD, 32 Milk EPD), sired by Pleasant Dawn Magnum 56T, out of an LT Rio Blanco 1234P daughter, bred to Pleasant Dawn Captain 675C. Sold Charolais Banner • February 2018

for $13,000 to Kirlene Cattle, Brighton, ON and Potter Charolais, Earlton, ON. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 43, PLEASANT DAWN OVERTHETOP

Brett Francis added seven bred cows to their Lady Fane operation in PEI

Kimberly, Curtis & Nanette Turnbull selected nine top lots for an investment of $61,750

Mikela & Steve Quinton took 21 head to their Char-Maine operation

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CIRCLE CEE/VIKSE WIN SINGLE BULL SHOW

Alberta Select Bull Show CIRCLE CEE RETZ CLASS ACT 57E a son of Pleasant Dawn Classic 707C, from Circle Cee Charolais, Lamont, was selected as the People’s Choice Single Bull Champion. The Reserve Single Bull from this 22 entry show was VIKSE QUICK START 107E, a son of Mr Louber Mike 813B, from Vikse Family Farm, Donalda. The Pen of 3 bull show was held the following morning. The Champion Pen of three bulls went to BOB Charolais, Stettler, with two sons of SOS Home Grown 15C and a son of

Winn Mans Chavez 826C. The Reserve Pen selected by Judges Jim Spearin, Velon Herback and Craig Wilgenbusch went to McLeod

Livestock, Cochrane, with 2 sons of CML Heisman 413B and a son of CJC Trademark H45. There were 11 pens of three.

Champion Pen of Three Bulls, BOB Charolais

People’s Choice Single Bull Champion – CIRCLE CEE RETZ CLASS ACT 57E, Circle Cee Charolais

Reserve Single Bull Champion – Vikse Quick Start 107E, Vikse Family Farm

Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bulls, McLeod Livestock

HEIFER CALVES TOP THE SALE

Alberta Charolais Select Alberta Charolais Select December 8, 2017 • Red Deer, AB 7 Bred Heifers 24 Heifer Calves ½ Bull Calf 30.5 Lots 4 Club Heifer Calves

Gross Average $40,000 $5,714 175,950 7,335 15,000 15,000 $230,950 $7,572 $16,500

$4,125

Sale Manager: T Bar C Cattle Co. Auctioneer: Chris Poley Numbers of lots in the sale were down but the quality of this sale remained high. 15 breeders from right across Alberta came together to make this sale a success. Cattle were sold from BC to PEI.

High Selling Bred Heifer Lot 1, CIRCLE CEE YOUNIQUE 609D (Polled, 96 lb BW, 1.6 BW EPD). sired by PCC Yukon 405B, out of an HBC Duramax 711T daughter bred to Circle CEE Dr. Fever 626D. Sold for $6,750 to Cay’s Cattle, Kinistino, SK. Consigned by Circle CEE continued on page 41

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Charolais, Lamont. Lot 31, CML DANA 646D (Polled, 3.5 BW EPD 100 YW EPD), sired by Gerrard Pastor 35Z, out of a Sparrows Cerveza 106S daughter bred to KAYR Impulse 117D. Sold for $6,500 to Legacy Charolais, Botha. Consigned by McLeod Livestock, Cochrane. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 22, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 748E (Polled, 1.1 BW EPD, 70 YW EPD) sired by ZKCC Game On 266Z, out of an HTA Whitehot 105A daughter. Sold for $18,000 to Springside Farms, Airdrie and Peter Peters, Souris, PEI. Consigned by Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw. Lot 21, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 714E (Polled, .5 BW EPD 68 YW EPD), sired by TR PZC Turton 0794 ET, out of an HTA Vegas 134Y daughter. Sold for $17,000 to Blind Creek Holdings, Saskatoon, SK. Consigned by Prairie Cove Charolais.

Lot 23, MISS PRAIRIE COVE 702E (Polled, 1.1 BW EPD, 70 YW EPD), sired by ZKCC Game On 266Z, out of an HTA Whitehot 105A daughter. Sold for $12,000 to Clearwater River Charolais, Rocky Mountain House. Consigned by Prairie Cove Charolais. Lot 3, ONL MISS BELLADONNA 2E (Polled, 1.9 BW EPD, 77 YW EPD), sired by KCM Spectacular Bid 240Z, out of a Keys All state 149X daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Jim Nyholt, Palmdale, CA. Consigned by O’Neil Livestock, Red Deer County. High Selling Bull Calf Lot 37, CEE RETZ CLASS ACT 57E, (Polled, 1.3 BW EPD, 93 YW EPD), sired by Pleasantdawn Classic 707C, out of a TR PZC Turton 0794 ET daughter and Single Bull Show Champion. Sold ½ interest and full possession for $15,000 to Gord Thurston, Irma. Consigned by Circle Cee Charolais, Lamont.

Peter Peters selected the high selling heifer calf

Jeff Trask bought a high selling heifer calf for Blind Creek Holdings

Tim and Tyler Bullick thank Gerald Shebeck, Clearwater River Charolais for purchasing their heifer calf

ASSOCIATION NEWS

Alberta Charolais Association AGM The Alberta Charolais Association held their AGM in conjunction with the Alberta Select Bull Show and Sale. Stephen Cholack, Lamont, was elected President. The first Vice-President is Stephen Johnson, Barrhead, with Kyle O’Neill, Red Deer County, being

elected 2nd Vice. Tracee Vikse, Donalda, will be returning as Treasurer. The remaining board members are Luke Marshall, Red Deer County; Rod McLeod, Cochrane; Tyler Bullick, Bashaw; Scott Anderson, Minburn; Jon Wright, Coaldale; Bob

Burla, Stettler; Marina Rasmussen, Red Deer County; Wyatt Daines, Red Deer County and Dianna Walgenbach, Botha. The ACA also presented its awards for the year. Purebred Breeder of the Year went to Wade and Sherry Meakin, Wrangler Charolais,

Wade & Sherry Meakin received Purebred Breeder of the Year Award

Bow Valley Genetics received the Booster of the Year Award

ACA Board: Back Row: Luke Marshall, Red Deer County; Rod McLeod, Cochrane; Tyler Bullick, Bashaw; Scott Anderson, Minburn; Jon Wright, Coaldale. Front Row: Bob Burla, Stettler; Kyle O’Neill 2nd Vice, Red Deer County; Stephen Johnson, 1st vice, Barrhead; Stephen Cholak, President, Lamont; Tracee Vikse, Treasure, Donalda; Marina Rasmussen, Red Deer County, and Dianna Walgenbach, Botha. Missing: Wyatt Daines, Red Deer County. continued on page 42

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Westlock. The Booster of the Year was won by Bow Valley Genetics, Brooks. The Commercial Producers of the Year were Jim and Bernadette Spearin, Dapp. The Pioneer Award was presented to Gord Rattray, Red Deer.

Jim & Bernadette Spearin were named Commercial Producer of the Year

The Gord Rattray family received the Pioneer Award

HATCH DISPERSAL, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 39 97D (3rd Gen. Polled, 25 Milk EPD), sired by Vikse Over Time 104A, out of an SVY Kaboom Pld 7113T daughter, bred to MAIN Magico Lanzo 36D. Sold for $8,750 to Turnbull Charolais. Lot 117, PLEASANT DAWN DAISY 42D (4th Gen. Polled, -.3 BW EPD,

26 Milk EPD), sired by Pleasantdawn Spendor 53Z, out of a Pleasant Dawn Fire 85U daughter, bred to LT Ledger 0332 P. Sold for $6,500 to Turnbull Charolais. High Selling Mature Bull Lot 130, CTP MR ARROW 156A

(Homozygous Polled, -.5 BW EPD, 59 WW EPD, 112 YW EPD, 29 Milk EPD), sired by Pleasant Dawn MVP 316Y, out of a BDSC Redemption 9S daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Du Plessis Ranch.

SALE TOPS AT $28,000

Wilgenbusch Female Sale Wilgenbusch Charolais Volume II Female Sale December 11, 2017 • Halbrite, SK 33 Bred Heifers 9 Heifer Calves

Gross Average $291,600 $8,836 59,400 6,600

42 Lots

$351,000

$8,357

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock Wilgenbusch Charolais offered up a great sampling of their large program

and saw cattle sell into four provinces and two states. A great offering from top to bottom, the high selling female of the fall was the top of this sale with many from their fall show string being some of the feature lots. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 10, JWX DAZZLE 239D (3rd Gen. Polled, weighed 1,810 lb at Agribition), sired by KCM Ultimate 144Y, out of a JWX Silver Buckle 524U daughter, bred to WCR Commissioner

Craig & Trish Wilgenbusch present buyers jackets to Mike Panasiuk & Rod McLeod

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593B. Sold for $28,000 to McLeod Livestock, Cochrane, AB. Lot 15, JWX ECSTATIC 848D (4th Gen. Polled, weighed 1,650 lb at Agribition), sired by Elder’s Zeus 22Z, out of a Sparrows Alliance Jerry Hofer added the high selling Red Factor heifer to the White Lake Colony herd

Myles, Kyle & Tyler Hoium & Ryan Thompson teamed up on the high selling heifer calf continued on page 43

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513G daughter, bred to WCR Commissioner 593B. Sold for $16,000 to DRD Charolais, Sintaluta & C2 Charolais, LaRiviere, MB. Lot 40, JWX DANDY 70D (3rd Gen. Polled, 95 YW EPD), sired by Merit Roundup 9508W, out of a RAMM Mr Unique 26X, bred to WCR Commissioner 593B. Sold for $14,500 to Johnson Charolais, Barrhead, AB. Lot 28, JWX DAIQUIRI 891D (Double Polled, 51 WW EPD), sired by Silverstream Evolution E, out of a KAYR Grid Grid Iron 400S daughter, bred to DCR Mr Ledger 200 ET. Sold for $14,250 to Wrangler Charolais, Westlock, AB. Lot 32, JWX DEBBIE 305D (3rd Gen. Polled, Red Factor, 27 Milk EPD),

sired by Wrangler Red Rock 48A, out of a SRK Solid 12U daughter, bred to M6 Gridmaker 104 PET. Sold for $14,000 to White Lake Colony, Barons, AB. Lot 22, JWX DAKOTA 46D (Double Polled), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of an SVY Deliverance Pld 401P daughter, bred to WCR Commissioner 593B. Sold for $12,500 to Prairie Cove Charolais, Bashaw, AB. Lot 38, JWX WINE AND ROSES 919D (Polled, 93 YW EPD), sired by PALE Mr. Pure Power 2A, out of a Bar J Silverado 14S daughter, bred to WCR Commissioner 593B. Sold for $12,000 to Phillips Farm Charolais, Estevan. Lot 29, JWX DATELINE 9D, sired

by Silverstream Evolution E, out of a BXB Dateline Son 65R daughter, bred to WCR Commissioner 593B. Sold for $12,000 to McAvoy Charolais, Arelee. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 1, JWX ECLIPSE 254E (Double Polled, 92 YW EPD, 25 Milk EPD, Agribition Class winner, 1,115 lb), sired by KAYR Velocity 812Z, out of a NINA HEJ Bezinga 1X daughter. Sold for $13,250 to Myles & Kyle Hoium & Ryan Thompson, Midale. Lot 3, JWX EXCEPTIONAL 51E (3rd Gen. Polled, 92 YW EPD, 27 Milk EPD, 1,060 lb), sired by JWX Downtown 7C, out of an M6 Gridmaker 104 PET. Sold for $8,000 to Doll Charolais, New Salem, ND.

Tyler Bullick, Justine Schneider & Glen Mills visit after the sale

Jeff Cavers & Don Railton teamed up on the second high seller

Kurtis Phillips bought Kristi Wine and Roses for Christmas

AVERAGE UP IN 2ND SALE

Steppler Female Sale Steppler Farms “A Piece of the Program” Female Sale December 13, 2017 • Miami, MB 5 Cow/Calf Pairs 1 Bred Cow 26 Bred Heifers 4 Heifer Calves 1 Embryo Lot 37 Lots

Gross Average $65,350 $13,070 6,400 6,400 177,000 6,808 29,900 7,475 10,625 10,625 $289,275

$7,818

Auctioneer: Brent Carey Sale Manager: By Livestock A good crowd came out to select from the Piece of the Steppler program in their second annual sale. Cattle sold to four provinces and one state with the average moving up from last year. The sale was highlighted with the females from their show string that did very well at the National show and Agribition.

High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 4, STEPPLER MISS 322B (Double Polled, 1,869 lb), sired by Steppler Garrett 15Z, out of a Sparrows Oakridge 66R daughter, bred to HTA Contender 605D. Sold for $8,250 to HTA Charolais, Rivers. Lot 4A, STEPPLER MISS 54E (3rd Gen. Polled, 987 lb), sired by HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C. Sold for $7,500 to Packer Charolais, Chatsworth, ON. Lot 7, STEPPLER MISS 348C (3rd Gen. Polled, .9 BW EPD, 1,610 lb), sired by Sparrows Mac Oberle selected Thailand 253Z, out of a Steppler four top females for their Circle 7 12P daughter, Charolais operation Charolais Banner • February 2018

bred to Sparrows Braxton 519C. Sold for $9,300 to Circle 7 Charolais, Shaunavon, SK. Lot 7A, STEPPLER MISS 379E (4th Gen. Polled, -.8 BW EPD, 1,038 lb), sired by Steppler Jacksonville 335Z. Sold for $6,100 to White Rose Charolais, Clearwater, MN. High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 17, STEPPLER MISS 202D

Kale & Dale McKay bought the high selling bred heifer continued on page 44

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(Double Polled, Agribition class winner, 1,686 lb), sired by Sparrows Seminole 927W, out of a Sparrows Berlin 30M daughter, bred to Sparrows Braxton 519C. Sold for $18,000 to Dale McKay, Brandon. Lot 16, STEPPLER MISS 633D (3rd Gen. Polled, National Res. Junior Champion Female, 1,715 lb), sired by Sparrows Hacienda 407B, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter, bred to Pro-Char Winchester 6D. Sold for $16,000 to Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK & Elder Charolais, Coronach, SK.

Lot 8, STEPPLER MISS 45D (Double Polled, 23 Milk EPD, 1,622 lb), sired by Steppler Jacksonville 335Z, out of a Sparrow Seminole 927W daughter, bred to Pro-Char Winchester 6D daughter. Sold for $12,000 to Circle 7 Charolais. High Selling Heifer Calves Lot 38, STEPPLER MISS 164E (3rd Gen. Polled, 2nd in class at National show, 1,013 lb), sired by HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter. Sold for $10,000 to Sliding Hills Charolais, Canora, SK.

Lot 2A, STEPPLER MISS 282E (3rd Gen. Polled, 26 Milk EPD, 954 lb), sired by HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C, out of a Winn Mans Memphis 207M daughter. Sold for $8,000 to Circle Cee Charolais, Lamont, AB. Lot 36, STEPPLER MISS 228E (3rd Gen. Polled, National Res. Senior Heifer Calf Champion, 991 lb), sired by Sparrows Braxton 519C, out of a Sparrows Seminole 927W daughter. Sold for $7,400 to DRD Charolais, Sinatula, SK.

Stephen Cholak made the trip and purchased a few top sellers

Craig Wilgenbusch & Mike Elder teamed up on the second high selling bred heifer

Carey & LeeAnne Weinbender bought the high selling heifer calf

Don Railton purchased a couple good females

30 YEAR PROGRAM DISPERSES

Gerrard Cattle Co. Dispersal Gerrard Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal December 14, 2017 • Innisfail, AB Gross Average 26 Cow/Calf Pairs $393,750 $15,144 11 Bred Cows 90,250 8,204 24 Bred Heifers 236,500 9,854 2 Heifer Calves 8,000 4,000 3 Bull Calves 15,500 5,166 13 Two Year Old Bulls 71,000 5,461 82 Lots

$830,750

$10,131

Sale Manager: Bouchard Livestock Auctioneer: Steve Dorran

Over thirty years of breeding Charolais cattle came to an end on December 14. Breeders from right across North America came to get a piece of this program, which helped make this one of the best dispersal sales I have ever attended. Many bought in volume. High Selling Cow/Calf Pairs Lot 71, GERRARD RITA 35B (Polled, 2.9 BW EPD, 96 YW EPD), sired by Gerrard Pastor 35Z, out of an LHD Cigar E46 daughter bred to 44

Gerrard San Diego 13C. Sold for $24,000 to Wrangler Charolais, Westlock. Lot 71A, GERRARD LEVERAGE 13E (Polled, BW. 94 lb), sired by Gerrard Python 27B. Sold for $7,000 to Acadia Colony, Oyen. Lot 28, GERRARD EVETTA 26B (Polled, -1.8 BW EPD, 83 YW EPD), sired by MVY Venom 21Z, out of an SVY Bedrock PLD 816H daughter bred to Gerrard San Diego 13C. Sold for $20,000 to Agro Altina, Mexico. Lot 28A, GERRARD EVITTA 15E (Horned, 88 lb BW), sired by Gerrard San Diego 13C. Sold for $10,000 to Springside Farms, Airdrie and Peter

Peters, Souris, PEI. Lot 65, GERRARD RITA 3C (Polled, 2.9 BW EPD, 96 YW EPD), sired by Gerrard Pastor 35Z, out of LHD Cigar E46 daughter bred to Gerrard San Diego 13C. Sold for $20,500 to Coyote Flats, Coaldale. Lot 65A, GERRARD ODYSSEY 9E (Polled 98 lb BW), sired by PH Persona 153E. Sold for $7,000 to Cornerview Charolais, ON. High Selling Bred Cows Lot 46, GERRARD ROXANNE 4Z (Polled, 3.2 BW EPD, 91 YW EPD), sired by TR Mr Fire Water 5792 RET, out of an RPJ Impressed 121L continued on page 45

Sherry and Wade Meakin added 9 high selling lots to their Wrangler herd

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Scott and Eric Anderson selected the secondhigh selling bred heifer


daughter bred to Gerrard python 27B. Sold for $14,000 to Terry Knodell, Medicine Hat. Lot 37, GERRARD STARSTRUCK 55B (Polled, 3.6 BW EPD, 87 YW EPD), sired by Gerrard Pastor 35Z, out of an SVY Freedom PLD 307N daughter bred to Gerrard Python 27B. Sold for $12,000 to Loon River Ranch, Lloydminster, SK.

High Selling Bred Heifers Lot 43, GERRARD STARSTRUCK 5D (Polled, 1.7 BW EPD, 64 YW EPD), sired by TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET, out of an SVY Freedom PLD 307N daughter bred to Gerrard python 27B. Sold for $21,000 to Serhienko Cattle Co. and Brandon Hertz, Saskatoon. Lot 10, GERRARD EVETTA 26D (Polled, 2.9 BW EPD, 91 YW EPD),

sired by Gerrard Zeppelin 3B, out of an SVY Pilgrim PLD 655S daughter bred to PH Persona 153A. Sold for $19,000 to Sugar Loaf Charolais, Minburn. Lot 60, GERRARD ROXANNE 3D (polled, 2 BW EPD, 90 YW EPD) sired by TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET, out of an RPJ Impressed 121L daughter bred to PH Persona 153A. Sold for $16,000 to Agro Altina, Mexico.

Brandon Hertz teamed up with Dennis Serhienko on the high selling bred heifer

Jaydawn Farms bought 2 high selling bred heifers

Troy and Dianna Walgenbach were volume buyers selecting 6 head

CHAROLAIS LIFE, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 14 Stock Growers Association board for the last 10 years. Garner has judged 4-H as well as numerous purebred cattle shows including Canadian Western Agribition, the RBC Beef Supreme, Edmonton FarmFair Supreme, the Toronto Royal and the Calgary Stampede. He has instructed at Saskatchewan Agriculture Bull Selection Clinics, the Charolais Banner Breeders School and cattle selection workshops in Estonia.

Garner has represented Canada and the Charolais breed in China, Brazil, Mexico, Hungary, Scotland and France as well as hosting incoming international delegations. In June 2017, Garner was appointed Executive Vice Director to the China-Canada Beef Industry Council, a partnership of the Beef Cattle Research Center, China Agriculture University and the Canadian Beef Breeds Council. Garner and Lori received SCA’s Honor Scroll in 2007 and Cedarlea

Farms was named SCA’s Breeder of the Year in 2016. Since 2012 they have held their own Charolais Bull Sale the first Tuesday of April at Windy Willows Farm in conjunction with their Annual Angus Bull Sale. This sale has become one of the premier sales of the last several years. These accomplishments and adventures would not be possible without the support and help of family.

Sales in Brief Char-Maine Ranching Bull Sale December 15, 2017 • Fort MacLeod, AB

Hunt Charolais Dispersal Sale October 7, 2017 • Campbellford, ON

Gross Average 25 White Bull Calves $196,250 $7,850 21 White Two Yr Olds 191,250 9,107 8 Black Bull Calves 48,000 6,000

Gross Average 44 Cow/Calf Pairs $214,775 $4,881 9 Bred Heifers 34,850 3,872 9 Open Heifers 21,200 2,356 1 Mature Bull 3,300 3,300 3 Two Year Old Bulls 9,200 3,067 8 Yearling Bulls 22,975 2,872

54 Lots

$435,500

$8,065

Transcon's Working Girls Female Sale December 9, 2017 • Innisfail, AB

23 Bred Heifers 14 Heifer Calves

Gross Average $143,050 $6,220 62,600 4,471

37 Lots

$205,650

74 Lots

$306,300

Mack’s Heart of the Herd Sale Vol. 2 September 30, 2017 • Campbellford, ON

9 Cow/Calf Pairs 5 Bred Cows 14 Bred Heifers 7 Heifer Calves 35 Lots

Gross Average $41,600 $4,600 10,000 2,500 35,700 2,550 19,200 2,743 $106,500

$3,043

$4,139

$5,558

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2017 B.O.S.S. SHOW BULL HONOURS We would like to commend all the Charolais Exhibitors in 2017 for a job well done. A great amount of effort and expense goes into exhibiting cattle. We often wonder how many of us realize the spin offs and the free promotion the breed receives from these few breeders who carry the torch for the Charolais industry. Congratulations on a great year and thank you! The Banner Of Show Sires, or B.O.S.S., was developed in 1984 and is administered by the Charolais Banner. It is the only purebred publication that sponsors such a program. The B.O.S.S. program was set up as a method of keeping track of the winnings of the Charolais animals in the show ring. The shows that receive B.O.S.S. designation are decided by the Charolais Banner and spread out evenly across Canada. B.O.S.S. Points are awarded accordingly: BY CATEGORY 20 pts. Grand Champion 15 pts. Res. Grand Champion 10 pts. Sr. & Jr Champions 5 pts. Res Sr & Jr. Champion

BY CLASS 10 pts. – 1st 8 pts. – 2nd 6 pts. – 3rd 4 pts. – 4th 2 pts. – 5th Manitoba Ag-Ex, because of its National Status in 2017, received double B.O.S.S. points. Canadian Western Agribition also received double B.O.S.S. points for having more than 80 entries. Shows with 80 plus entries received double points; 40 plus entries received full points; 30 – 39 entries received ¾ points and less than 30 entries receive ½ points. The B.O.S.S. program has become an effective method of recognizing the most popular bull and female on the show road each year. The B.O.S.S. Chart is very detailed and takes hours for our administration to ensure accuracy. We do believe the chart provides a number of great results in which we can base decisions. After all, popularity of type is a very important marketing tool. The B.O.S.S. chart breaks down points given to animals

from all the B.O.S.S. designated shows and tabulates bulls gaining 10 points or more. The chart also illustrates all bulls from 1984 to present that have gained 250 points or more. 2017 B.O.S.S. PROGRAM RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: (90 bulls received points) The top 5 B.O.S.S. Bulls gaining points were: 5. SVY Monument Pld 159Y ..............................................200 4. KRF What-A-Boy 104Y ....................................................212 3. TR PZC Mr Turton 079 ....................................................243 2. HRJ Crowd Favorite 515C ..............................................248 1. TR Mr Fire Water 5792 ....................................................277 The B.O.S.S. Show Sire of the year is awarded to TR MR FIRE WATER 5792. The top 5 Females that competed for the honour of B.O.S.S. Show Female in 2017 were: 5. CML Desirae 669D..............................................................72 4. CML Desirae 558C ..............................................................78 3. SOS Jessicah 34B ..............................................................87.5 2. CRG Princess Valentine 42D ..........................................105 1. PZC Lily 5013 ET ..............................................................200 The B.O.S.S. Female of the year was awarded to PZC LILY 5013 ET. The top 5 Bulls that competed for the honour of the B.O.S.S. Show bull in 2017 were: 5. ONL Daddy Cool 4C ........................................................94 4. High Bluff Cowboy 84C ....................................................96 3. Hicks Cryptonyte 24C......................................................109 2. Cornerview Dashboard 39D ......................................128.25 1. JMB Fisher 604D ..............................................................160 The B.O.S.S. Show Bull of the year was awarded to JMB FISHER 604D. 2017 did not have any bulls reaching the 500-point mark or the honour of B.O.S.S. Status: In the 34 years the B.O.S.S. Program has been running 207,194 points have been awarded.

TOP BOSS FEMALES OF 2017 PZC LILY 5013 ET ........................................200 CRG PRINCESS VALENTINE 42D ......105 SOS JESSICAH 34B ....................................87.5 CML DESIRAE 558C ....................................78 CML DESIRAE 669D ....................................72 SHARODON CHARLIZE 16C ..................61 HIGH BLUFF ESPERENZA 101E ............56 ECHO SPRINGS WORTHWHILE 60C ..55 WSS FIFTY SHADES OF WHITE 498B ..48 ELDER’S NATALEEN 70E ..........................46 MCCAW MISTY 669E ....................................44 HAPPY HAVEN ELYPSYS 12E ..................40 STEPPLER MISS 6213D ................................40 SVY STARSTRUCK 766E ............................40 CRG MISS CONTROL 30E ....................38.25 STEPPLER MISS 228E ..................................38

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STEPPLER MISS 633D ..................................34 BECK’S HEARTBREAK 16E ......................32 JWX ECLIPSE 254E ........................................32 ROLLIN ACRES JUNIPER 66D ................32 SOS COUNT ON ME 116C ..........................31 JSR MYSTIQUE 17Y ......................................30 MCCAW PANDORA 4E ..............................30 HC ZELMA 747E ............................................28 STEPPLER MISS 145C ..................................28 CED MISS 16D ................................................26 MVY STELLA 20E ..........................................26 BECK’S MIST 12E ..........................................24 ELDER’S REVEALING 92E ........................24 JWX DAZZLE 239D ......................................24 CORNERVIEW DREAM DATE 13D ....22.5 ECHO SPRINGS ORIANA 6B ................22.5

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ECHO SPRINGS SERENDIPITY 38E ....22 C2 MISS REALITY 2E ..................................20 DRD LEDGER STAR 942D ..........................20 ELDER’S YOLANDA 7D ............................20 HICKS DORITA 24D ....................................20 JMB LUANN 739E ..........................................20 JWX EXQUISITE 554E ..................................20 MISS PRAIRIE COVE 726E ........................20 MVY ELITE 2E ................................................20 ROLLIN ACRES ANNABELLE 37D ......20 S.S.S ENVIOUS 1E ........................................20 SKW HUSSY 85E ............................................20 STEPPLER MISS 202D ..................................20 STEPPLER MISS CCYA 2018 41E ..............20 WJS BOOTYLICIOUS 733E ........................20


TOP BOSS SHOW BULLS OF 2017 JMB FISHER 604D ......................................160 CORNERVIEW DASHBOARD 39D ....128.25 HICKS CRYPTONYTE 24C ......................109 HIGH BLUFF COWBOY 84C ......................96 ONL DADDY COOL 4C ..............................94 SVY FORTRESS 703E ..................................70 SHARODON TULO 14C ........................65.75 CORNERVIEW HEMI 42E ..........................64 ELDER’S HONCHO 72E ..............................60 MVY CAOUS 64D ........................................53 HRJ CROWD FAVOURITE 515C ..............48

HIGH BLUFF EXCALIBUR 69E ................46 PLEASANT DAWN PINNACLE 908E ......42 SOS GAUCHO 139D ....................................42 CAYS FULL HOUSE 22E ............................40 HIGH BLUFF ENFORCER 103E ................40 HRJ DIRTY HARRY 603D ..........................38 SHARODON EMPIRE 1E ........................34.5 CORNERVIEW EXPRESS 2E ................31.25 ELDER’S HOOCH 21E..................................30 SHARODON DOUBLE VISION 1D ..........30 SVY OMAHA 709E ......................................30

Final BOSS Points, 1984 to 2017 Roxy's Jack Dempsey 63R* 6942 Chardel Reebok* 4398 SVY Freedom Pld 307N* 3240 JSC Chairman 103U* 2907 SLY Eastwood Pld 32F* 2601 CCC Elevations Knockout* 2592 LT Wyoming Wind 4020 Pld* 2529 BR MF Krugerrand* 2482 HTA Northern Light 357C* 2386 MSW Kapone* 2307 Sparrows Sheriff* 2142 KC Stolichnaya H016* 1732 Keys Polled Compass* 1693 FVC Tango 907Y* 1481 TR PZC Mr Turton 079* 1473 V A L&T Big Discovery 27U* 1404 Sparrows Alliance* 1389 Silver Creek High Rise H099* 1360 Brampton Fourstar* 1342 Wildor Raven 6M* 1333 MVX Cougarhill Hank 720G* 1262 Poker King Jr. GV18G* 1249 Hickory Lane Professor* 1235 TR Mr Fire Water 5792 * 1230 BXB Dateline Son 65R* 1116 HTA Whitehot 105A* 1076 Pembina Powerplay 81P* 1058 E-Cee Katmandu 200B* 1051 Tall Cool One* 1049 JWK Impressive D040ET* 1046 MNE Exclusive 17E* 1036 Pembina Ultravox 3U* 1014 Donnyweir Prophet 1K* 1013 A-Jay's Fast Track 71B* 1007 Wat-Cha Streamline 114N* 1001 Great Houdini E.T.* 968 HHP Monte Carlo* 947 Nashville Goldstar 12U* 936 RPJ Eveready 403D* 897 Sparrows Cossack 11L* 896 SVC Futurist 809X* 865 HTA Tundra* 822 Sparrows Sanchez 715T* 799 KJP Sky Fire 51T* 795 Spains Show Me Polled* 789

HIGH BLUFF EL PASO 15E ........................24 ECHO SPRINGS EMPIRE 62E ....................23 BAKER FARMS CHARMING 6E ..............20 HC EASTWATCH 789E ..............................20 JWX ENGINEER 421E ..................................20 K-COW HARLEM 3E ..................................20 PLEASANT DAWN CHISUM 47E ............20 PLEASANT DAWN RELOAD 19E ............20 SVY SIRIUS 705E ..........................................20

(bulls with 250 points or more)

DC Bea Cool* 784 Willowvale Projector 90C* 783 2UP Peugeot ET* 777 CS Mango 256M* 771 LHD Cigar E46* 761 LT Rio Blanco 1234P* 760 Dbar Survivor 220M* 749 HFCC Pld Bond 19L* 715 Sparrows Coach 467S* 699 WESC Hicks Revolver 14R* 698 D R Revelation 467 685 NZL Polled Raven* 679 MNE Golden Eagle 25W* 672 SVY Guardian Pld 969J* 667 Gerrard Montezuma 6T* 651 LT Unlimited Chaps* 648 MVX Cougarhill Jake 767G* 646 ABC Iceman 811* 622 Double H Showman's Dynamo* 622 HFCC Evolution 5L* 616 Sharphills Hurricane 154D* 609 JBJ AJ 787G* 608 Sparrows Kingston 139Y* 603 RA Big Cat 9017 Pld* 602 Merit Roundup 9508W* 595 JSC Alladin 101P* 594 EC No Doubt 2022P* 575 ACF Apocalypse 40M* 572 Crystal D Pierce 40P* 567 WH Rambo* 567 WDW Specialist 421S* 557 WDW Prestige 65U* 548 WKM Polled Enticer* 542 VMN Habanero Pld 137L* 540 LT Bluegrass 4017* 537 Wat-Cha N'th Degree 50N* 532 Gerrard Pastor 35Z* 527 Hicks Kasino 11K* 522 BKJ Buckaroo 836H* 515 SVY Bedrock* 514 Shelco Made Easy 512R 495 Keys Polled Fusion 163E 488 Bar EW Pld Casino 637F 484 RCC Royal Masterpiece 480

CS Pld Junction 4J 465 Carlson's Ice 301C 459 Chardel Intrepid 455 KRF What-A-Boy 104Y 450 Silverstream Geddes G102 449 Cedardale Zeal 125Z 446 CF Polled Classic 436 DYV Clearcut 14H 430 M6 Gridmaker 104 Pld ET 422 Sparrows Seminole 927W 412 BCR Polled Unlimited 407 E-Cee New Direction 6Z 407 JSC Superstuff 24M 403 PCFL Ultimate 14R 402 Sparrows Landmark 963W 401 HTA Skyliter 397 ASC Eliminator 032 393 LHD Mr Perfect 393 BR Cujo RCH7 392 HSF Polled Creation 46M 386 KCM Ultimate 144Y 381 Sir QCR High Gear 2P 379 HTA Desert Storm 377 A-Jay's Mercury 70D 376 MSW Y2K 372 JSC Express 102L 371 Baldridge Fasttrack 366 Sparrows Eldorado 361L 366 CJH Turning Point 3X 364 Harvie Jager 65J 362 WCR Prime Cut 764 357 Soderglen Grandorr 4111U 351 Granada's Red Ace 17B 349 Lazy Jr. Zing 32Z 347 Curtis Wallace 141H 345 SCC Millenium J002P 345 SVY Monument Pld 159Y 343 Merit Vintage 4065P 342 Wat-Cha Amalgamated 340 LT Ramrod 4148 335 RCC Royal Chip I 4192 328 Green Acres Butler 902Y 323 Double Hooks Cashmere 524P 320 KayR Velocity 812Z 319 Sir EC 20\20 Pld. 318

EVC Hot King 24D JSR Equity 17M Silverstream Evolution E168 MLU Congress Sparrows Advantage SVC Classical Coke Silver Creek Thunderbolt Charco Monte 41H The Colonel MM 250770 CML Diablo 2X DYV Dynamo 14D NZL Top Gun CSS Sir Gridmaker 2W SVS Preserve 7B HEJ Ripper 66P RCC Royal Express 3269 (P) LANC Visitation 3S Target Derrick 11D ABC Latoro 263G VET Dr Spock 1S Bridor Haldrey 5H Sparrows Alcatraz 18N Elder's Blackjack 788B PCC Balistik 441P JDJ Smokester J1377P ET WDZ Mongo LT Ledger 0332P RKG Thriller Pld 45D Bar J Silverado 14S Jezebel Belmont's Sonar 3N GV Raven 2S JIL Thunder Roll 69Z Keys Front Page 189H MXS Vermillion 527R SVS Mastercard 2M FH-RRR Sequoia SVS Nobleman 25N Keys Handyman Pld 255H LT Western Spur 2061 MNE Banjo 70B Skymont Ease 2078

313 310 309 307 307 306 305 303 303 301 301 301 300 299 299 298 293 293 291 289 286 285 284 283 280 280 280 277 276 274 271 271 269 268 266 263 259 259 258 255 255 251

* indicates BOSS Bull (500 points or more). The Banner of Show Sires (BOSS) program was developed and is administered by the Charolais Banner. Points are awarded to sires based upon their progeny’s placings at recognized BOSS shows across Canada.

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Agribition

Edmonton Farm Fair

MB Livestock Expo

Expo Boeuf (Quebec)

Lindsay

Olds

Renfrew

Toronto Royal

Cedardale Winchester 70W Cedardale Yellowstone 25Y Cedardale Zeal 125Z Charla Moore Roundup 1A Circle Cee Legend 307A CJC Symbol B1067P CJC Trademark H45 CML Distinction 318A CML Gunslinger 310B Cornerview Aveneger 40A CSS Sir Navigator 78Y D R Revelation 467 Dubuc Zenith 302Z Echo Springs Bounty 123B Elder's Banadero 321B Elder's Blackjack 788B Gerrard Montezuma 6T* Gerrard new York 41A HAMM Mogo U23 Hicks Indiana Jones 7Y Hicks Remington 31U High Bluff Casanova 13C HRJ Bulletproof 411B HRJ Crowd Favourite 515C JIL Thunder Roll 69Z JWX Downtown 7C JWX Reality Red 73U KAYR Extender 804C KayR Mainstreat 910A KayR Patent 748Y KayR Upswing 507Y KayR Velocity 812Z KCM Spectacular Bid 240Z KCM Ultimate 144Y Keys All State 149X Keys Jaxon 151B KRF What-A-Boy 104Y LAE Anchor 383A LAE Atlantis 347A LAE Wichita 911W LT Ledger 0332P MCF Bohannon 305A MCL Sparrow Moty 411C McTavish Hallelujah 79B Merit Roundup 9508W* Mr Louber Mike 813B MVY Class Act 3C MVY Xplorer 21X MXS Irresistibull 357A ONL Daddy Cool 4C PCC Yukon 405B PCFL Chieftan 25X Pleasant Dawn Chisum 216A Pleasant Dawn Classic 707C Pleasant Dawn Marshall 25U Rollin Acres Zip 12B Rosso Bedford 41B Rosso Double Down 8Z RPJ Pistol 129Y RUSS Champion 7C SCX Triumph 50B Sharodon Tulo 14C Shelco Made Easy 512R

2017 Totals

Points Awarded in 2017 20 16 175 20 32 117 16 88 77 10 10 115 11 10 16 178 74 32 23 109 17 40 12 248 94 32 20 70 15 30 48 145 33 48 27 12 212 14 12 16 58 117 56 105 12 14 20 114 20 15 15 71 86 15 17 20 20 14 16 10 46 35 30

16 64 4 32 76 8 60 12 12 44 12 8 216 40 24 20 30 32 24 12 4 100 12 8 8 42 4 12 24 16 24 12 30 -

14 8 8 40 10 4 10 4 40 15 6 6 8 4 20 14 20 8 15 15 10 -

36 16 32 16 16 134 26 8 40 12 28 8 20 50 24 20 8 112 8 20 20 52 8 64 4 62 8 8 16 -

3 53 10 15 5 10 36 3 15 3 11 30 -

39 6 8 13 10 13 40 40 19 2 20 19 -

2 5 25 3 7 14 7 18 4 1 10 10 7 7 -

11 10 15 30 14 26 17 3 2 3 5 5 -

20 20 4 8 21 10 10 20 4 8 43 15 10 32 12 52 20 30

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2017 Totals

Agribition

Edmonton Farm Fair

MB Livestock Expo

Expo Boeuf (Quebec)

Lindsay

Olds

Renfrew

Toronto Royal

Silverstream Evolution E168 Silverstream Geddes G102 SOS Chuckwagon 54C Sparrows Alcatraz 18N Sparrows Aquarius 439B Sparrows Braxton 519C Sparrows Copenhagen 210Z Sparrows Escobar 429B Sparrows Hacienda 407B Sparrows Kingston 139Y* Sparrows Panama 826U Sparrows Seminole 927W SRK Canyon 2Y Steppler Attain 160A SVY Monument Pld 159Y TR Mr Fire Water 5792 * TR PZC Mr Turton 079* TR PZC Rapid Fire 9775ET Whitewater Big Time 2B Winn Man's 780A Winn Mans Chavez 826Y Winn Man's Chavez 826Y Winn Mans Lanza 610S WR Wrangler W601 WSS Budweiser 480B XAL Firestruck 3Z ZWB Pleasant Dawn Ledger 34B

16 100 20 12 16 66 56 40 34 102 16 48 22 20 200 277 243 20 14 20 52 94 12 16 26 24 12

16 26 4 12 8 40 24 4 16 36 16 80 76 20 52 -

16 28 46 30 2 -

74 16 58 16 16 30 32 16 12 24 120 86 12 12 12

17 15 6 -

49 4 64 12 6 -

20 2 8 -

5 44 5 33 14 -

6 20 53 14 40 20 4 14 16 -

2017 TOTAL BOSS POINTS

4792

1472

401

1412

231

364

147

239

526

Top 20 Selling Females of 2017 Name

Price

Purchaser

Consignor

Wilgenbusch Vol. II Biennial Sale

$28,000

McLeod Livestock

Wilgenbusch Charolais

Gerrard Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal

$25,000

Wrangler Charolais

Gerrard Cattle Co.

Gerrard Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal

$21,000

Serhienko Cattle Co.

Gerrard Cattle Co.

Gerrard Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal

$20,500

Coyote Flats

Gerrard Cattle Co.

Gerrard Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal

$20,000

Agro Altina, Mexico

Gerrard Cattle Co.

Gerrard Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal

$19,000

Sugar Loaf Charolais

Gerrard Cattle Co.

Steppler Farms “A Piece of the Program”

$18,000

Dale McKay

Steppler Farms

Alberta Select

$18,000

Springside Farms & Peter Peters

Prairie Cove Charolais

Canadian National Sale (Ag-Ex)

$17,000

Hunter Charolais, Brandon Sparrow & Kolby Heaven

Elder Charolais

Gerrard Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal

$17,000

Wrangler Charolais

Gerrard Cattle Co.

Alberta Select

$17,000

Blind Creek Holdings

Prairie Cove Charolais

Steppler Farms “A Piece of the Program”

$16,000

Wilgenbusch & Elder

Steppler Farms

Wilgenbusch Volume II Biennial Sale

$16,000

DRD Charolais & C2 Charolais

Wilgenbusch Charolais

Gerrard Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal

$16,000

Agro Altina, Mexico

Gerrard Cattle Co.

Gerrard Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal

$15,500

Jaydawn Farms

Gerrard Cattle Co.

Transcon Working Girls

$15,000

Wilkie Charolais

Prairie Cove Charolais

Gerrard Cattle Co. Complete Dispersal

$14,000

Terry Knodell

Gerrard Cattle Co.

Uppin The Ante

$14,000

Stephen Charolais Farm

Rollin Acres Charolais

Canadian National Sale (Ag-Ex)

$13,500

Johnston Charolais

Steppler Farms

Wilgenbusch Volume II Biennial Sale

$13,250

Myles & Kyle Hoium & Ryan Thompson

Wilgenbusch Charolais

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ANOTHER GREAT YEAR

2017 Charolais Female Sales Summary 2017 CHAROLAIS FEMALE SALES SUMMARY CHART Notes: (Applicable to the following chart) • Statistics were compiled from Canadian Charolais Female Sales which were reported to the Charolais Banner in 2017. • There were 18 sales reporting in 2017, one more than 2016. • In total there were 49 2/5 less lots selling in 2017; however the overall average was up $542. • Total gross sales were up $193,275 from 2016. • Sales which included more than 10 bulls selling will be included in the 2018 Spring Bull Sale Summary Report. General Summary Number of 2017 Sales ..........................................................18 Total Lots Offered........................................................851 3/5 Average Sale Size ................................................................47 Total Gross Dollars ................................................$5,072,300 Overall Average per Lot ..............................................$5,956

Overall Sale Averages More Than $7,000: Canadian Western Agribition....................................$14,602 Gerrard Cattle Co. Dispersal ....................................$10,131 Wilgenbusch Volume II Biennial Sale ........................$8357 Canadian National Sale (Brandon)..............................$7830 Steppler Farms “A Piece of the Program” ..................$7818 Alberta Select Sale..........................................................$7424 Sales With 45+ Lots: Pleasant Dawn (Tully & Arlene Hatch) Dispersal ........131 Tee M Jay Farms Dispersal ..............................................109 Gerrard Cattle Co. Dispersal ..............................................82 Hunt Charolais Dispersal ..................................................74 Autumn Prestige Sale ..........................................................49 Sterling Collection Sale........................................................47 Top 5 Gross Dollar Sales: Gerrard Cattle Co. Dispersal ..................................$830,750 Pleasant Dawn (Tully & Arlene Hatch) Dispersal....$820,500 Tee M Jay Farms Dispersal ......................................$445,875 Wilgenbusch Volume II Biennial Sale....................$351,000 Hunt Charolais Dispersal Sale ................................$306,300

24 Year (1994-2017) Charolais Female Sale Trends Year 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 50

# of Sales 42 32 30 35 27 19 19 20 16 15 17 21 16 23 15 12 13 13 14 16 14 10 17 18

Cow/CalF pair No. average 341 300 256 440 276 149 290 179 32 141 193 158 169 402 135 81 189 265 336 261 121 57 284 199

$4,688 $3,379 $3,104 $3,480 $3,443 $4,518 $5,116 $5,394 $5,784 $4,978 $4,149 $3,184 $4,241 $2,992 $3,594 $3,496 $3,634 $4,860 $5,201 $4,876 $10,880 $9,904 $6,508 $8,003

bred FemaleS No. average 345 279 241 363 287 119 122 262 49 167 132 153 168 1/2 325 172 131 141 152 93 234 83 24 101 139

$2,733 $1,674 $1,721 $1,882 $1,868 $2,429 $2,338 $2,609 $2,836 $2,192 $2,129 $2,010 $1,960 $1,596 $2,136 $2,492 $2,501 $2,666 $2,714 $1,918 $5,116 $5,998 $5,322 $3,903

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bred heiFerS No. average 469 445 1/2 406 431 1/2 339 280 313 337 254 204 252 240 215 1/2 257 166 179 189 174 277 307 248 199 340 304

$2,336 $2,004 $1,645 $1,914 $2,020 $2,483 $2,543 $2,937 $2,778 $2,534 $2,010 $2,139 $2,709 $2,120 $2,353 $2,225 $2,472 $2,866 $3,419 $2,982 $5,736 $6,874 $4,631 $5,695

heiFer CalveS No. average 283 229 229 259 1/2 180 150 189 163 160 90 110 111 132 1/2 115 102 93 86 95 107 132 86½ 91 155 156

$2,247 $1,836 $1,721 $1,646 $1,868 $2,110 $2,301 $2,255 $2,310 $2,290 $1,938 $2,204 $2,237 $2,072 $2,725 $2,256 $2,431 $2,693 $3,194 $3,151 $5,147 $6,482 $4,624 $4,929


2017 Charolais Female Sale Statistics 2017 Sale Name Alberta Select Sale Atlantic Elite Sale Autumn Prestige Sale Canadian National Sale (Brandon) Canadian Western Agribition Sale Gerrard Cattle Co Complete Dispersal Hunt Charolais Dispersal Sale Mack's Heart of the Herd Volume 2 Nelson Hirsche Purebreds 1st Production No Borders Select Sale Pleasant Dawn (Tully & Arlene) Dispersal Steppler Farms "A Piece of the Program" Sterling Collection Sale Sunrise Reduction Sale Tee M Jay Farms Dispersal Transcon Working Girls Sale Uppin' The Ante Sale Wilgenbusch Volume II Biennial Sale Average/Totals

Cow/Calf PR Bred Females Bred Heifers No. Ave. No. Ave. No. Ave. 6 $5,916 1 $5,300 5 $3,360 8 $7,525 3 $4,717 28 $4,163 1 $23,000 1 $9,000 5 $10,080 2 $9,250 26 $15,144 11 $8,204 24 $9,854 44 $4,881 9 $3,872 9 $4,600 5 $2,500 14 $2,550

Heifer Calves No. Ave. 24 $7,331 10 $3,200 9 $2,850 10 $6,035 11 $7,568 2 $4,000 9 $2,356 7 $2,743

Semen Embryo No. Ave. No. Ave. - - - 2 $4,000 1 $7,500 1 $22,300 - - - -

2 $13,500 61 $8,225 5 $13,070 3 $11,750

2 13 6 4 9

-

$10,100 2

36

$5,573

24 $4,406 1 $6,400 21 63 1

196 $8,003

$2,533 $3,380 $3,600

139 $3,903

27 $3,983 36 $4,646 26 $6,808 35 $4,751 7 $3,357 10 $3,230 23 $6,220 23 $4,902 33 $8,836

$6,877 $4,646 $2,625 $7,475 $4,383

14 $4,471 17 $3,647 9 $6,600

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304 $5,695

156 $4,929

3

Flush/Recip No. Ave.

2 2

Bulls/Semen No. Ave. 1 $15,000

1 $7,000 $9,250 2 1/10 16 12 9 4

1

$10,625

$9,063 4

$3,400 $58,329 $5,406 $2,956

TOTALS No. 30 1/2 16 49 22 18 1/10 82 74 35

GROSS Ave. $7,424 $3,381 $4,489 $7,830 $14,602 $10,131 $4,139 $3,043

$226,450 $54,100 $219,950 $172,250 $264,050 $830,750 $306,300 $106,500

$6,773 $4,642 $6,263 $7,818 $5,128 $2,739 $4,091 $5,558 $4,594 $8,357

$74,500 $194,950 $820,500 $289,275 $241,000 $76,700 $445,875 $209,800 $188,350 $351,000

$5,956

$5,072,300

$6,750 11 42 $7,500 131 37 47 28 109 37 41 42

$8,125 45 1/10 $7,819 851 3/5

24 Year (1994-2017) Charolais Female Sale Trends opeN FemaleS No. average 42 59 2 2 0 2 4 11 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

$2,680 $1,805 $1,400 $925 $0 $1,425 $1,763 $1,686 $0 $0 $0 $1,475 $0 $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 0 0 0

FluSh/reCipS No. average 31 4 9 8 8 5 9 9 16 4 4 8 10 5 4 5 12 6 6 12 4 3 1 4

$2,031 $2,975 $2,555 $2,919 $2,628 $2,185 $4,717 $2,817 $1,792 $2,275 $3,488 $3,681 $2,895 $3,380 $4,440 $3,840 $3,817 $5,042 $6,192 $4,283 $5,150 $7,233 $8,000 $8,125

bullS/SemeN No. average 150 2/3 143 1/4 107 1/2 128 1/4 86 75 1/2 104 96 79 70 56 1/6 77 3/5 78 1/2 72 25 1/2 31 1/2 25 3/8 44 1/2 74 3/4 100 23/25 6 15 1/2 9 1/4 48 1/10

$8,998 $3,970 $3,418 $3,749 $3,980 $5,260 $4,263 $5,657 $4,451 $5,404 $5,711 $3,837 $3,378 $3,410 $3,972 $6,458 $5,383 $5,074 $4,029 $3,734 $4,792 $12,977 $11,627 $7,961

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ToTal loTS Sale GroSS No. average 1690 1459 3/4 1250 1/2 1,651 1176 1/12 774 1/4 1031 1054 590 676 3/5 746 755 3/5 770 11/12 1177 603 1/2 519 3/4 641 5/8 736 1/2 891 1/2 1053 11/12 555½ 473 1/2 901 851 3/5

$3,211 $2,304 $2,138 $2,424 $2,426 $3,112 $3,403 $3,406 $3,022 $3,141 $2,879 $2,534 $2,881 $2,352 $2,732 $2,769 $2,975 $3,671 $4,065 $3,381 $6,786 $6,716 $5,414 $5,956

$5,427,661 $3,363,250 $2,674,080 $4,002,485 $2,853,133 $2,409,676 $3,492,265 $3,590,470 $1,782,960 $2,125,075 $2,147,125 $1,914,985 $2,221,225 $2,768,275 $1,648,520 $1,439,025 $1,909,000 $2,703,825 $3,623,750 $3,563,105 $3,769,850 $3,179,845 $4,879,025 $5,072,300 51


CANADIAN CHAROLAIS YOUTH ASSOCIATION NEWS

Programs & Opportunites Tyson Black, Ontario Director

Hi everyone! I’m Tyson Black and I am one of the directors from Ontario. The National Board met in Saskatoon on January 6th for their annual winter meeting. This year we talked about and made changes to the way some of the programs operate. A newly instituted program is the CCYA Travel Opportunity Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity provides youth members the chance to receive funds in order to travel to an event CCYA NATIONAL BOARD charolaisyouth@gmail.com President: Shelby Evans sle379@mail.usask.ca Vice-President: Wyatt Ching w.ching476@gmail.com Treasurer: Aidan Jamieson awjamieson@gmail.com Secretary: Raelynne Rosso littlerosso@hotmail.ca

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involving the Charolais breed or the cattle industry in general. There is an application to complete that you can find on the CCYA’s website. The application must be submitted two months before your departure date. Another program we talked about was the Genetics Program. This year’s deadline for applications is February 15, 2018. We discussed the Purchase Incentive Program and a few changes were made. Semen is now available for this program from Semex and Genex. Each applicant Director: Bret Marshall blm5012@cesd73.ca Director: Keegan Blehm keegb34@yahoo.ca Director: Tyson Black blackbern@hotmail.com Director: Bradley Fergus bradleyfergus3@gmail.com Ex-Officio: Shae-Lynn Evans evans32s@uregina.ca

can apply for one animal per year. For more information on this program go to the CCYA website. And finally, a big change was made for first year participants at the CCYA Conference and Show. The board has decided to waive their next year’s CCYA membership. We discussed the success of the 2017 CCYA Conference held in Barrie, Ontario and got an update on the 2018 Conference and Show to be held in Brandon, Manitoba from July 25th-29th . We hope to see you all there!

2018 CCYA Conference & Show Exec. President: Lindsay Verwey Vice-President: Keegan Blehm Treasurer: Randi Verwey Secretary: Kiernan Olson CCYA Provincial Advisors SK: Suzanne Smyth | suzannetylersmyth@gmail.com ON: Karen Black | blackbern@hotmail.com MB: Donna Jackson | Jackson7@mymts.net AB: Kasey Phillips | kphillips@mcsnet.ca Youth Coordinator: Kirstin Sparrow kp.sparrow@hotmail.com

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YOUTH ACTIVITIES

CCYA Essay Winners Courtney Black, Foresters Falls, ON Senior – $300 Regardless of where you are located in the world or what you do in your daily routine, agriculture is something that affects everyone. One can argue that it is the most important industry in the world since without it; we would not be able to survive at all. Agriculture allows us to utilize our country’s rich and resourceful land, provides us with endless employment opportunities, and establishes a growing sense of community amongst fellow farmers. Agriculture in Canada is without question, one of the most essential sectors for our country’s wellbeing and success. While examining agriculture sectors on a global scale, one immediately recognizes Canada as a country that exhibits longstanding success in the global marketplace. Systems and policies that ensure world-class production standards are what Canada prides itself on; an outstanding reputation, innovative products and high-quality food. As a result of the reputable practices and products, Canada’s agriculture sector can easily be recognized as a leading force in the global marketplace. Farmers, ranchers and food processors across the country are the foundation of Canada’s food sector, and thus must be considered integral in the discussion of how to enhance the agricultural sector. It is crucial that the Minister of Agriculture promotes a new form of leadership with transparency, collaboration and innovation as its pillars. Collaboration among Canadian agriculture industry stakeholders is key to leveraging best practices. As the Minister of Agriculture, working closely and collaborating with colleagues is crucial in strengthening relationships that can benefit Canada's

farmers. This means going past simply working with your close colleagues, but also being able to collaborate with parliamentary opposition in order for all opinions to be heard and represented regarding the Canadian agriculture sector. As in any country, Canadians have varying viewpoints on many aspects of the agriculture industry, therefore it is important to represent all of the nation’s interests even if it means working with your opposition. Similarly, collaborating with Canada’s other ministries is crucial in order to implement policies that will benefit both the agriculture and the natural resource sectors. Strengthening Canada’s position as a global figurehead for developing and using sustainable and innovative practices is becoming a topic of interest for many Canadians including those not directly involved in agriculture. As the Minister of Agriculture, it is also crucial to collaborate with the Canadian farmers and producers themselves at the grass roots level, as they are the ones who provide the most valuable input regarding what the agriculture sector does or does not need. With its’ long-standing success with agricultural practices and production, Canada’s food sovereignty is something that must be maintained. By building upon open discussions with farmers, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture would have first- hand knowledge of real issues that face agricultural producers so that the ministry is better equipped to ensure the continuation of domestic markets, production methods, food cultures and environments. Constructive dialogue with Canadians would enable continuity of current information being provided to the minister that would assist with promoting Canadian agricultural interests during international trade negotiations and with the development of robust policies. Additionally, the Minister of Agriculture should be involved in active and ongoing discussions and examinations of the challenges faced Charolais Banner • February 2018

by Canadian farmers in order to appropriately implement solutions. Canada’s current Growing Forward (GF2) program focuses on ensuring that Canadian farmers and producers have the necessary means to continue innovating and capitalizing on market opportunities. By consulting farmers across the country on their thoughts of how GF2 is working and how it could be improved, the Minister of Agriculture can gain a more in depth understanding of farmers’ needs, and then accordingly shape future policies and programs to better meet these needs. Another way of enhancing the Canadian agriculture industry as the Minister of Agriculture is to promote transparency in the agricultural policies and practices across Canada. Transparency in any governmental role is crucial since it allows the public to know exactly what is going on, and it also allows for a more clear explanation as to the reasoning behind policy changes etc. Due to many common misperceptions circulating amongst the public, the Canadian agriculture sector is facing more scrutiny than it ever has before. Negative stigmas surrounding the use of pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, antibiotics etc. are more prominent than ever, which results in a lack of support for Canadian agricultural producers. By including more transparency as the Minister of Agriculture, the public would become more informed about the realities of farming, rather than only seeing biased representations created by organizations such as PETA. This would allow for the Minister of Agriculture to then find ways to avoid escalating conflicts that surround Canadian agriculture practices. Transparency within agricultural policies would also lead to journalists and media sources asking the necessary questions about the agriculture industry, which would aid in augmenting the democratic process surrounding agriculture policy choices and public perceptions. Along with promoting transparency 53


in the creation and implementation of policies, the Minister of Agriculture should maintain a continuous goal of creating employment opportunities and innovative practices within Canada’s agriculture sector. By establishing a transparent leadership role that actively includes Canada’s food producers, the Minister of Agriculture would then be able to determine what sorts of research funding is needed, which could result in leading innovation and discoveries within our industry. Canada’s food policies should also be innovative in the sense of promoting healthier life choices by emphasizing the need to consume Canadian made food. By doing so, Canadians would be ensured that their food is safe, domestic and healthy due to its source and the production methods and regulations instilled by the Canadian Ministry of Agriculture. Being innovative should also go beyond simply researching and funding new practices; it means also looking into the future and seeing what else could enhance the existing agriculture industry. Arguably, one of the most important innovative measures that the Minister of Agriculture could take would be to invest in Canada’s youth. Funding internships and paid apprenticeship programs and sponsoring programs for youth to grow their involvement in the agriculture industry would provide youth with the opportunity to become engaged and enthusiastic about the many benefits the industry has to offer. Today's agriculture youth is Canada's agriculture's tomorrow. The Minister of Agriculture should ensure that all Canadians are adequately investing in agriculture leaders. After all, everyone who eats has a vested interest in agriculture. Tyson Black, Foresters Falls, ON Intermediate – $200 The Federal Agriculture Minister is responsible for overseeing several organizations, including Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, 54

Canadian Dairy Commission, Farm Credit Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The Minister of Agriculture’s activities range from the farmer to the consumer and across global markets. The Minister deals with all phases of agriculture from producing on the farm, processing consumables and marketing. This is an extremely large portfolio dealing with millions of dollars and thousands of people and businesses. If I were the Agriculture Minister of Canada I would enhance the agriculture industry by helping the youth of our country, assisting farmers to become environmentally friendly, increasing incentives and being proactive in promoting Canadian agriculture. Youth between the age of 18-39 are the future of Canada. At this point in our lives we are starting our secondary education and planning for our future. If the agriculture industry does not attract us at this age we are a lost generation to the industry. There are several existing groups like 4-H and Junior Farmers that already cater to young farmers and people interested in agriculture. As Agriculture Minister I would utilize these groups by funding them to provide forums and conferences about food production, safety and business administration. Another thing that I would do for youth is to increase classroom education of agriculture in high schools across the country. This will allow both urban and rural youth to learn about the industry and the endless employment opportunities. The final thing that I would do is to increase scholarships for tuition in the agriculture industry. Opening the door to secondary education for young people will increase the number of students in agriculture and agri-science programs. Going green and being environmentally friendly is a hot topic nowadays and we need to be as green as possible without sacrificing yields or farm profits. As the Agriculture Minister I would help with going environmentally friendly by having a grant to assist with buying better tillage equipment or new tractors with lower emissions. I would also provide Charolais Banner • February 2018

training to teach farmers about alternative sources of energy to power farms and surrounding community. As the Minister I would give grants to help farmers upgrade to GPS systems in order to be more economical, to save on fuel, fertilizer and seed. Farmers are the stewards of the land and as such need to be conscious of every factor affecting the environment. I feel that as the Minister of Agriculture I should provide incentive programs in order for farmers to follow newly mandated procedures. For instance the use of pain blockers during castration and dehorning is an extra expense which should be covered by funding. And finally, being a proactive promoter of Canadian agriculture and rural Canada should be part of my job as Agriculture Minister. Advertising the true cost to produce food from farm to plate would give urban people a better idea of the grass root costs and constraints. I know that the Agriculture Minister has a great amount of responsibility and fiscally he cannot please everyone. Improving the agriculture industry can only be done in little steps, but in a global market it is important to keep moving ahead. I feel youth and the environment are the cornerstones to all future decisions and policies. Calina Evans, Kenaston, SK Intermediate – $100 As the population continues to increase, so does the demand for food all around the world. It is estimated that by 2050 the world will need 70% more food and Canada is a large contribute to this number. There are many good things our government is doing for the agriculture industry but there are more changes that could be made. If I were the agriculture minister, I would make changes such as bringing back the Canadian Wheat Board, reopening the PFRA pastures and eliminating the Carbon Tax. I think in the best interest of our country and the future


demands placed on the agriculture industry, changes do need to be made. The Canadian Wheat Board was a marketing program that allowed western Canadian grain producers to sell their wheat and barley to the CWB for a base price so that it could be marketed and sold around the world by the Canadian Wheat Board. If it sold for more than the base price farmers received a cheque afterwards, and if it was sold for below the base price then the government would take the loss. The Wheat Board was terminated in recent years by the government and this has impacted many farmers to this day. It has now become more of a competition between farmers to sell grain. Small grain farmers especially, have noticed an impact as large grain companies have shifted their focus to the larger producers and left the smaller farms in the dust. Farmers have also been influenced by a new lack of stability in the market which is what the Canadian Wheat Board strived to prevent. Rather than selling commodities at a constant price with the possibility of making more money, farmers are now required to observe the fluctuating trends of the market and promote their grain to the consumer companies. If the government were to re-install the Canadian Wheat Board I think we would see an increase in farming and a growth in farm sizes. Many people would benefit from this and it would create more stability for both producers and consumers. The PFRA pastures were a government funded program set up on crown land. These were called community pastures and allowed producers to graze their cattle on this land. The government owned the pasture and was paid by the producers who ran cattle on it. The government then paid pasture managers who were required to check, treat, and care for the livestock. This created reasonably priced access

to grazing land for all producers in the area. It eliminated the requirement of a bull, facilities and grazing land during the summer. It also created jobs such as the pasture manager, pasture employees and bull buyers for the coop program. It created a sense of community and partnership for those involved and without it farming is much more individualized. Some people required this land to graze cattle and with the sudden cut of this program, farmers were forced to find alternative means of feed for many months. I believe the government should put this program back in place as it benefited many people in the ag industry all over the province. The carbon tax is a new tax put in place by the Federal government which requires people to pay for the carbon they emit when burning fossil fuels. This means that everyone will have to pay an extra tax for producing carbon which is only prevented by turning all fuel needs to renewable sources of energy. This however, would take both time and money to implement and rather than the government taxing people for not using these energy sources, they should be creating ways to help society convert to renewable energy. Farmers would receive the largest impact from this tax as they are required to use machinery in their operations. Both livestock and grain producers would be charged a significant amount for their carbon production. The government believes that farmers take little responsibility for producing carbon and that they do not help eliminate it. However, it would take several years for the farmers of Canada to produce the equivalent amount of carbon that one volcanic eruption creates. With this fact in mind, the government needs to realize that farmers also produce large amounts of crops that absorb CO2 and convert it to oxygen. Implementing this tax would also force farmers to do one of three things. 1. They stop

farming altogetheror reduce their size due to a higher cost than income ratio. 2. People in the ag society stop using as much carbon emitting substances while producing the same amount. Which is impossible because a grain farmer can not reduce the amount of fertilizer used and have the same results or put less fuel in a tractor or drive the combine less times over the field. Or 3. They start doing a worse job taking care of both animals and crops because it is not feasible to follow proper protocols with this expensive tax. As you can see there are several problems with this tax and I think many farmers would no longer be able to farm with such a costly tax. Farmers already receive a dockage in grain prices due to the carbon tax paid by large grain companies or feed lots or truckers and by charging farmers directly they would be penalized on both ends. This tax makes little sense in promoting agriculture when it essentially just hurts those trying to feed the world. With the growing need of food around the world, the government needs to be supporting the Canadian ag industry rather than making it harder to farm. Cutting out programs such as the Canadian Wheat Board and the PFRA pastures and passing bills to allow a carbon tax, are hurting the agriculture society and not giving it a positive face. Why would any young person want to be a grain farmer or cattle producer when making money is impossible and you are given little government support? The next generation in the ag industry will be required to produce a significantly higher amount of exportable food on the same amount of land and this will not be possible without the cooperation and support of the government both federally and provincially. If Canada wants to feed the world, it is going to take everyone working hand-in-hand to ensure we are capable. It is possible but it is not a job for just the farmers.

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IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN OUR INDUSTRY

Calendar of Events February 10 Myhre Land & Cattle Co./Bar J Charolais Bull Sale (Denbie Ranch & Guests) Ste. Rose du Lac, MB

February 28 Saddleridge Charolais with Kaiser Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, AB

March 9 Footprint Farms Charolais Power Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m, Dryland Cattle Trading Corp, Veteran, AB

February 15 Wilkie Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Stettler (AB) Auction Mart

March 2 M & L Cattle Company Bull & Female Sale, 6:30 p.m., at the farm, Indian River, ON

March 9 14th Annual Northern Classic Bull Sale, Grand Prairie, AB

February 16 “Muscle Up” at Stephen Charolais and Guests Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Whitewood (SK) Auction Mart

March 2 37th Annual Select Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

February 17 P & H Ranching 6th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

March 3 High Country Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Pincher Creek (AB) Ag Grounds

February 19 Tip the Scale Angus & Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Vikse Family Farm, Donalda, AB

March 3 Wrangler Made 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Westlock, AB

March 9 Three Choice Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Balog Auction, Lethbridge, AB March 10 Horseshoe E Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK March 10 Benchmark Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Renfrew Pontiac Livestock Facility, Cobden, ON

February 20 Rawes Ranches 35th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the ranch, Strome, AB

March 3 Chomiak Charolais Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Viking (AB) Auction Market

February 21 McLeod Livestock & Kay-R Land & Livestock Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Olds (AB) Cow

March 3 Ferme Louber Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Ste-Marie de Beauce, QC

March 11 Steppler Farms 7th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Steppler Sale Barn, Miami, MB

February 22 Prairie Cove Charolais Bull and Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the ranch, Bashaw, AB

March 4 Legacy Charolais with guest Bob Charolais 1st Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Botha, AB

March 12 Palmer Charolais 7th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Bladworth, SK

February 23 Maple Leaf Charolais & Guests 14th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ponoka (AB) Ag Events Centre

March 4-5 99th Pride of the Prairies Bull Show & Sale, Lloydminster (SK) Exhibition Grounds

February 23 HEJ Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

March 5 Coyote Flats Charolais 3rd Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Coaldale, AB

February 24 Quebec Select Bull Sale, Danville, QC February 24 SanDan Charolais/Springside Farms 21st Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Erskine, AB February 25 Pro-Char and Guests 6th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Glenevis, AB February 28 Beck Farms & McCoy Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Milestone, SK

March 6 Built Right Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Provost (AB) Livestock Exchange March 6 RRTS Charolais Bull Sale, 12:30 p.m., BC Livestock Co-op, Kamloops, BC

March 10 Source For Success Bull Sale, Elmlodge Herefords, Indian River, ON

March 13 McTavish Farms and Guest 7th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Moosomin, SK March 13 Harvie Ranching Bull Sale, at the ranch, Olds, AB March 15 Creek’s Edge Land & Cattle Co. 1st Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Yellow Creek, SK March 15 Lazy S Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., VJV Auction Mart, Beaverlodge, AB

March 8 Buffalo Lake Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Stettler (AB) Auction Mart.

March 15 McKeary Charolais Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping , Brooks, AB

March 9 CK Sparrow Farms Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., at the farm, Vanscoy, SK

March 16 Family Tradition Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Inglis, MB

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March 16 Reese Cattle Co. Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Innisfail (AB) Auction Mart

March 24 Borderland Cattle Company Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the ranch, Rockglen, SK

March 16-18 Cody Sibbald Legacy Classic Junior Show, Medicine Hat, AB

March 24 Cornerview Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Cobden, ON

March 17 Pleasant Dawn Charolais 16th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB

March 24 Alameda Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Alameda (SK) Auction Mart

March 17 Rollin’ Acres/Whiskey Hollow & Guests 8th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Maple Hill Auctions, Hanover, ON March 17 Ferme Palerme Charolais Bull Sale, Vinoy Test Station, 1:00 p.m., at Ferme Gagnon, Cheneville, QC March 17 Select Genetics Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Forsyth Angus, Herbert, SK March 17 Northern Impact V Bull Sale, North Central Livestock Exchange, Clyde, AB March 17 Canada’s Red, White & Black Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK

March 24 Tee M Jay Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ashern (MB) Auction Mart March 24 Lazy S Cattle Co. Limousin & Charolais Bull Sale, 6:00 p.m., VJV Auction Mart, Rimbey, AB

April 5 Ringuette Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 12 Noon, Atlantic Stock Yards, Truro, NS

March 25 Best of the Breeds Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Yorkton, SK

April 7 Vermilion Charolais Group 32nd Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., North Central Livestock, Vermilion, AB

March 26 Allanville Farms Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m, at the farm, Tisdale, SK

March 27 Poplar Bluff Stock Farm & Twin Anchor Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Dryland Trading Corp, Veteran, AB

March 23 Thistle Ridge Ranch Bull Sale, Taber (AB) Agriplex March 24 Impact Angus & Charolais Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales 64

April 4 Howe Family Farm/Rosso Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Howe Family Farm, Moose Jaw, SK

March 24 6th Annual “Thickness Sells” Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Atlantic Stockyards, Truro, NS

March 19 Neilson Cattle Co. 28th Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Willowbrook, SK

March 22 Elder Charolais 8th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Coronach, SK

April 3 Gilliland Bros. Charolais 6th Annual Bull Sale, Alameda, SK

March 24 K-Cow Ranch Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the ranch, Elk Point, AB

March 27 Prairie Distinction Charolais Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB

March 21 HTA Charolais & Guest Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Beautiful Plains Ag Complex, Neepawa, MB

April 3 Cedarlea Farms at Git ‘R Done Bull Sale, at Windy Willows Angus, Hodgeville, SK

April 5 Hunter Charolais 6th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Roblin, MB

March 19 North West Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Kramer’s Big Bid Barn, North Battleford, SK

March 20 Diamond W Charolais, Red & Black Angus 16th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Minitonas, MB

April 2 North of the 49th 15th Annual Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK

April 7 Maritime Bull Test Station sale, at the test station, Nappan, NS April 7 Saunders Charolais 13th Annual Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Keady (ON) Livestock Market April 7 JTA Diamond Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Courval, SK

March 31 Tri-N Charolais Farms & Guests Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB

April 7 Acadia Ranching Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Bow Slope Shipping Association, Brooks, AB

March 31 High Point Charolais Bull Sale, 6:00 p.m., at Sunrise Charolais, Stayner, ON

April 9 Cattle Capital Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Ste. Rose (MB) Auction Mart

March 31 Transcon’s 22nd Annual Advantage Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Saskatoon (SK) Livestock Sales March 31 Candiac Choice Bull Sale, 1:00 p.m., Candiac (SK) Auction Mart

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April 10 Top Cut Bull Sale, 2:00 p.m., Stockman’s Weigh Co., Mankota, SK April 12 Sliding Hills Charolais Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., at the farm, Canora, SK April 14 Eastern Select Bull & Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., Hoards Station Sale Barn, Campbellford, ON


April 21 Brimner Cattle Co., at Cornerstone Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Whitewood (SK) Auction Mart April 21 Cedardale Charolais 15th Annual Bull & Select Female Sale, 1:00 p.m., at the farm, Nestleton, ON April 21 Lindskov-Thiel Bull Sale, at the ranch, Isabel, SD

June 22-24 Think Outside the Fence, Charolais Banner Breeder School, Weyburn, SK June 29-July 7 World Charolais Congress, Sweden July 25- 28 Canadian Charolais Youth Association Conference and Show, Keystone Centre, Brandon, MB

June 8-10 Canadian Charolais Association Annual General Meeting, Collingwood, ON

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Advertisers Index Alta Custom Programs .....................................56 Amabec Charolais ............................................59 Annuroc Charolais............................................59 B Bar D Charolais .............................................59 Baker Farms .....................................................59 Banner Semen Sales ..............................15,25,31, Bar H Charolais ................................................60 Beck Farms..................................................17,60 BeRich Farms...................................................57 Blackbern Charolais..........................................59 Bob Charolais................................................9,57 BoJan Enterprises ............................................61 Borderland Cattle Co........................................61 BovaTech Ltd. .................................................56 Bow Valley Genetics Ltd. ..................................56 Bricney Stock Farms..........................................61 Bridor Charolais................................................59 Brimner Cattle Company ..................................61 Buffalo Lake Charolais .....................................57 By Livestock ....................................................IBC Carey, Brent .....................................................56 Cedardale Charolais .........................................59 Cedarlea Farms ................................................61 Charla Moore Farms.........................................61 CharLew Ranch...............................................57 CharMaine Ranching.......................................57 Charolais Journal..............................................56 Chartop Charolais ............................................61 Charworth Charolais Farms ..............................57 Chomiak Charolais ..........................................57 Circle Cee Charolais Farms ..........................21,57 Cline Cattle Co.................................................58 Cockburn Farms ...............................................59 Cougar Hill Ranch ............................................58 Coyote Flats Charolais ......................................57 Creek's Edge Land & Cattle Co.........................61 C2 Charolais .................................................7,59 DavisRairdan ...................................................56 Defoort Stock Farm ..........................................59 Demarah Farms ................................................61 Diamond W Charolais ......................................61 Dorran, Ryan ....................................................56 Double P Stock Farms.......................................59 Dowell Charolais ..............................................57 Dubuc Charolais...............................................60 DudgeonSnobelen Land & Cattle ....................59 Eaton Charolais ................................................62 Echo Spring Charolais.......................................60 Edge, Dean ......................................................56 Elder Charolais Farms ...............................5,11,61 Ericson Livestock Services .................................56 Fergus Family Charolais ....................................60 Ferme Palerme .................................................60 Fischer Charolais ..............................................57 Flat Valley Cattle Co. ........................................57 Fleury, Michael .................................................56

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Flewelling, Craig...............................................56 Footprint Farms ..........................................25,57 Future Farms ....................................................57 Gerrard Cattle Co.............................................57 Gilliland Bros. Charolais....................................61 Good Anchor Charolais ....................................57 H.S. Knill Company Ltd.....................................56 Happy Haven Charolais ....................................59 Harcourt Charolais ...........................................61 Hard Rock Land & Cattle Co.............................59 Harvie Ranching ..............................................57 HEJ Charolais ..................................................57 Hicks Charolais.................................................60 High Bluff Stock Farm.......................................59 Holk Charolais..................................................57 Hopewell Charolais .......................................9,61 Horseshoe E Charolais .................................19,61 Howe Family Farm............................................61 HTA Charolais Farm .........................................59 Hunter Charolais .......................................59,IBC JMB Charolais .................................................59 Johnson Charolais ............................................57 Johnstone Auction ...........................................56 June Rose Charolais..........................................61 Kaiser Cattle Co. ..............................................57 KayR Land & Cattle Ltd. .............................11,57 KCH Charolais..................................................58 Kirlene Cattle ...................................................60 La Ferme Patry de Weedon..........................29,60 Land O' Lakes Charolais ...................................60 Langstaff Charolais...........................................60 Laurel Creek Ranch ..........................................61 Leemar Charolais..............................................58 LEJ Charolais ....................................................59 LindskovThiel Charolais Ranch....................31,62 M & L Cattle Co. ..............................................60 Mack's Charolais ..............................................60 Maple Leaf Charolais........................................58 Martens Cattle Co............................................61 Martens Charolais ............................................59 McAvoy Charolais Farm....................................61 McKay Charolais ..............................................59 McKeary Charolais ...........................................58 McLeod Livestock ...................................13,27,56 McTavish Farms................................................61 Medonte Charolais...........................................60 Miller Land & Livestock.....................................60 Murphy Livestock .............................................58 Mutrie Farms....................................................61 Myhre Land and Cattle.....................................59 Nahachewsky Charolais....................................61 Norheim Ranching............................................56 P & H Ranching Co...........................................58 Packer Charolais...............................................60 Palmer Charolais ..............................................61 Parklane Charolais............................................58

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Phillips Farms...............................................20,61 Pleasant Dawn Charolais ........................15,37,59 Potter Charolais................................................60 Prairie Cove Consulting ..........................22,23,56 Prairie Gold Charolais .......................................61 ProChar Charolais ...........................................58 Qualman Charolais ..........................................62 Raffan, Don......................................................56 Rawes Ranches.................................................58 Rebuild with Steel ............................................56 Reeleder, Andrew.............................................56 Rollin' Acres Charolais ......................................60 Ross Lake Charolais ..........................................58 Rosso Charolais ................................................62 Royale Charolais...............................................60 RRTS Charolais .................................................58 Saddleridge Farming Co. .............................21,58 SanDan Charolais Farms ...................................58 Saunders Charolais...........................................60 Scarth Cattle Co...............................................59 Semex ..............................................................33 Serhienko/Voegeli Cattle Co.............................62 Sharodon Farms ...............................................60 Silverstream Charolais ......................................35 Skeels, Danny...................................................56 Sliding Hills Charolais .......................................62 Southside Charolais..........................................58 Southview Farms ..............................................60 Springside Farms ...........................................9,58 CK Sparrow Farms...........................................IFC Spruce View Charolais......................................58 Stephen Charolais Farm....................................62 Steppler Farms Ltd. .......................................3,59 Stock, Mark......................................................56 Stockmen's Insurance.......................................57 Sugarloaf Charolais ..........................................58 Sunrise Charolais..............................................60 T Bar C Cattle Co. ..................................17,57,65 Temple Farms...................................................62 Thistle Ridge Ranch ..........................................58 Thurston Charolais ...........................................21 Transcon Livestock Corp...................................57 TriN Charolais .................................................59 Turnbull Charolais ............................................58 Twin Anchor Charolais .....................................58 Western Litho...................................................57 Whiskey Hollow Cattle Company .....................60 White Lake Colony ...........................................58 WhiteWater Livestock.......................................60 Wienk Charolais ...............................................11 Wilgenbusch Charolais ........................11,62,OBC Wilkie Ranch ....................................................58 Wood River Charolais ......................................62 Wrangler Charolais...........................................58


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